This is a fun post to send out. Many of you know and have played with Mike & JoAnne Tressler. Mike & JoAnne were the first Ambassadors for Pickleball in the Toledo area. They did such a great job getting everything started. The are both great folks and truly love the game of Pickleball.
Recently they traveled out to Utah to be part of the Huntsman World Senior Games and attended the opening ceremonies. While at the opening ceremonies a picture was taken of them and it made it to the front page of local paper, The Spectrum & Daily News! What a neat picture JoAnne and Mike! Here is the link to view the picture and an additional link if you would like to read the full article.
The Huntsman World Senior Games are a huge international sports competition with 27 different sports represented. Events are open to all men and women 50 years and older. This year was the largest turnout they have ever had for Pickleball. They had to limit the number to 400 players and I think Mike told me that they had over 200 more that wanted to register! Of all the 27 sports, Pickleball outnumbered them all with participation levels.
If you are 50 years and older and would like to participage in the 2012 games, here is a link for more information http://www.seniorgames.net/
Great job JoAnne & Mike!