First Annual Pickleball Challenge

May 14, 2022

On May 15, over 100 supporters gathered at Charlotte Country Club to participate in the First Annual WARD'S Foundation Pickleball Tournament. We had lots of fierce and friendly matches among players in our three brackets and lots of fans cheering everyone one. Our group even earned the distinction of being the largest racket event ever held at the Club! Thanks to the incredible generosity of our Partners and Sponsors, who covered the cost of the event, we raised $25,289 from ticket sales, silent auction items and additional donations. I think it's safe to say we all had a ton of fun while remembering Ward and William, supporting local patients and families affected by rare diseases, and helping to fund the future Ward Winslett Center for Pediatric Rare Disease at Levine Children’s Hospital. We look forward to another fun Tournament in April 2023!

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