Pickleball players celebrate holiday season, donate to food pantry

Published 7:50 pm Wednesday, January 3, 2024

“Pickleball is not just a game!” This was echoed by the caring group of pickleball players attending the OBX Holiday Luncheon held at the Kill Devil Hills Youth Center.

The luncheon held a dual purpose to share in the camaraderie of a holiday meal while also supporting the efforts of the Beach Food Pantry.

The event was hosted by the PBOBX Corp. and attendees were asked to bring a monetary donation or non-perishable food items for the pantry. A total of 250 pounds of food was donated in addition to $1,375 in financial donations. This amount was supplemented by a $500 donation from the proceeds of the PBOBX Corp.’s Holly Jolly Round Robin Tournament for a grand total of $1,875.

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Elizabeth Silverthorne, Beach Food Pantry director, calculated that the donations will help provide 3,334 meals for the community.

For more information on the Beach Food Pantry, go to BeachFoodPantry.org or call 252-261-2756. For more information on pickleball in Dare County, email pickleballobx@gmail.com or find the OBX Pickleball Group on Facebook.

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