A pickleball tournament organized by the Nanaimo Pickleball Club will raise money for humanitarian aid to Ukraine. (News Bulletin file photo)

A pickleball tournament organized by the Nanaimo Pickleball Club will raise money for humanitarian aid to Ukraine. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo pickleball club organizes tourney to try to help Ukraine

UkraineAid open mixed doubles tournament to be hosted in Nanoose Bay

Nanaimo pickleballers want players to pick up their racquets for a charity tournament.

The Nanaimo Pickleball Club is organizing a mixed doubles tournament it’s calling UkraineAid, intended to help the people of Ukraine who are struggling under the impacts of the invasion of their country by Russia.

The tournament will take place June 4 at Pacific Shores Resort in Nanoose Bay.

Organizers noted in an e-mail that the dual purposes of the event is to raise money to help the Ukrainian people and also to inspire other pickleball clubs across B.C. and Canada to pick up the challenge and organize similar efforts.

One hundred per cent of the proceeds raised from the tournament will go to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Ukraine.

The outdoor tournament happens June 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In case of rain, the tournament will be moved to Sunday, June 5. Registration is $90 per team plus processing fee. Registration information can be found at www.cognitoforms.com/NanaimoPickleballClub/ukraineaidopenmixeddoublestournament.

To learn more about the tournament and the Nanaimo Pickleball Club, visit www.nanaimopickleball.org.

To learn more about UNHCRUkraine visit www.unhcr.ca.



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