Surprise Pickleball Courts Lights

What is Pickleball:  A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. Played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.

                              Tax Deductible Contribution

Several years ago we had two of our public tennis courts converted over to Pickleball courts.  However, we soon realized that the lights though, satisfactory for tennis, did not provide adequate lighting for the pickleball players. 

Once sunset was upon us, those in the far courts had issues seeing the pickleballs.  At first I thought it was me and when I voiced my issue, others came forward stating that they too have a problem seeing the ball.  It became apparent that the current lights simply did not provide enough lighting for the courts.

The City of Surprise has advised us that to install LED lights we would have to replace the current poles as well, as they are inadequately designed to contain the electrical necessities for LED lights. To replace the lights would cost approximately $100,000, as the current six poles would be replaced with twelve LED light poles (see below).

The City of Surprise, Arizona is unable to assist us in providing the appropriate lighting. We are, therefore, looking to our friends and neighbors to help illuminate the courts, which will be used for years to come through your generosity. Your Tax Deductible Contribution and support would be most appreciated in helping us raise the funds needed to replace the current lights.

Folks come from all over to play in our public courts and we would like to provide them with the very best environment we can offer. 

Lighting should not be an issue.
  • Nadine Greathouse-Wallace 
    • $25 
    • 20 mos
  • Karma and Byron Gingrich 
    • $50 
    • 20 mos
  • Laurie Lartz 
    • $25 
    • 32 mos
  • Walt Conway 
    • $50 
    • 41 mos
  • Rosalind Condrashoff 
    • $15 
    • 42 mos
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Steve Berwald 
Surprise, AZ
Surprise Pickle Ball Association 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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