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World Team Pickleball Championships Coming to Sun City West, Arizona, December 7 - 10, 2017

The Inaugural event will take place at the Pickleball facility at Sun City West and feature players from all over the world fighting for a World Championship

SUN CITY WEST, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ -- DOREEN KATZ MEMORIAL CANCER FOUNDATION AND WORLD TEAM PICKLEBALL ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL TOURNAMENT FOR SUN CITY WEST, DEC 7 -10, 2017.

SUN CITY WEST, AZ (NOV 20, 2017) – Founder and Executive Director of the Doreen Katz Memorial Cancer Foundation, Adam Katz, along with Founder and President of World Team Pickleball, Laura Fenton announced today that both organizations will be collaborating to bring the first World Team Pickleball Championships to the courts at Sun City West from Thursday, December 7 through Sunday, December 10!

“Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports throughout the country and especially here in Arizona courts are popping up everywhere and players are playing in various leagues and tournaments most weekends. This World Team Pickleball Championship is designed to pair teams together based on their level of play, whether they are 3.0 or 5.0 and let them compete against others in their level to determine a world championship team. The teams will play a women’s doubles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles match to determine the overall winner of the match. Each player is guaranteed nine matches during the course of the tournament, and of course, early December is a wonderful time to be in Arizona enjoying our wonderful weather!”, said Laura Fenton, Founder and President of World Team Pickleball.
“We were very excited to be invited to be a part of the inaugural World Team Pickleball Championships as we are a new charity here in Arizona and I started playing pickleball myself earlier this year and have made many new friends because of playing this amazing sport. So naturally, we wanted to be able to be a part of this event and we are looking forward to competing and helping out from Dec 7 – 10..” said Doreen Katz Memorial Cancer Foundation founder and Executive Director, Adam Katz.

About the Doreen Katz Memorial Cancer Foundation:

Started in 2011 and named after Adam Katz’s wife Doreen who lost a 6 month battle with Breast Cancer in 1996, the Doreen Katz Memorial Cancer Foundation is the only foundation in the country that is there to make sure that children of cancer patients can still receive a complete education, K-12, regardless of their parent’s ability to pay the fees now being charged by schools directly to families for everyday items such as advanced placement classes, field trips, playing a sport or musical instrument, and many more. In addition, the Foundation also provides a grief specializing therapist to each family to help the children understand the diagnosis and provide a voice outside of the home. Currently working with 19 families in Colorado, the foundation began operations in Arizona during 2017.
About World Team Pickleball:
A World Championship event where teams of 3 or 4 women and men combine to compete in various skill levels and age groups from 3.0 to 5.0 and under 50 up to 80 and above. This tournament will be played at the Pickleball Facility at Sun City West and over 150 participants will compete for that coveted world crown!

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