The LAPD passed the paddle and lots of kids will benefit.
In this case it’s a pickleball paddle and the Langley Area Pickleball Dinkers (LAPD) raised $1,275 for The Douglas Park Community School Society.
The local recreational club had planned on building on the success of its first tournament in 2019 when about 150 people gathered to compete at Douglas Park as well as the Timms Community Centre (when rains drove them indoors). The people came from not only Langley but also all around B.C., as well as Alberta and the U.S. The tournament raised $4,000.
The club couldn’t host the tournament due to COVID-19 but still wanted to support the inner-city school.
“They’re our neighbours, right next to our wonderful new courts,” said player Clint Davies, “and we’re delighted to continue to offer them our support. Of course, we’re crossing our fingers that 2021 will enable us to host our ‘annual’ tournament and bring people to Langley.”
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