Capital Campaign

Love for the sport of pickleball continues to explode across the country and the Wausau area is no exception.  We are excited to share news about plans to develop pickleball in the greater Wausau area.

 

First, we are happy to announce Wausau Area Pickleball (WAP), a new not-for-profit organization created to  support the development of pickleball in our area.  WAP is managed by a board of directors and I am honored to serve as its first president.  We are a dedicated group of people working on promoting pickleball and working with our local communities to improve pickleball facilities.

 

Pickleball courts are the number one need in our area.  We are lucky to have the current indoor facilities at the Aspirus YMCA and Greenheck Field House and are excited about the additional 7 courts planned for the Woodson YMCA expansion.  Our outdoor court status is not as rosy.  At present, we have only 3 dedicated courts located at Marathon Park.  None of the local parks departments have budgeted for pickleball courts.  On any given day, you can end up spending more time sitting and watching than playing.

 

WAP has thoughtfully considered options for additional outdoor pickleball courts.  We are endorsing a plan to work with Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation, and Forestry to add 6 additional courts at Marathon Park.  We have a site plan and a budget.  When we successfully raise $80,000, which is 80% of the total for the project, construction will begin.  If our fundraising goes well, it is possible to have additional courts ready for play in 2019. 

 

We are depending on financial support as enthusiastic as your love for the sport.  In phase one of our campaign, we will be talking with all our local pickleball players and friends and asking them to donate.  We are working with The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, who will manage the funds we raise.  Donating is easy.  You can use the Donate button at the top of the web page which will take you directly to the Community Foundation’s site. Our fund is listed as Greater Wausau Area Pickleball. You can donate online or if you prefer, you can send a check payable to the "Community Foundation" with "Wausau Area Pickleball" on the memo line.  

Address: CFONCW, 500 1st Street, Suite 2600, Wausau, WI 54403.

 

In addition to asking our friends for donations, we will be actively pursuing grant options available to us. I am assembling a group of people interested in helping with the grant application process. If you are interested, please contact me. I plan to keep everyone updated on our progress on this front.

 

We are so excited to take the next step in the growth of pickleball in our area.  Please join with us.  Feel free to reach out to me or any board member with questions, suggestions, or concerns.


See you on the courts,

Andrea Ingvalson

President

Capital Campaign Partner

Money raised so far 

How to donate using check

Donate options:

1. Check payable to "Community Foundataion" with "Wausau Area Pickleball" in memo line and mail it to below address

Address: CFONCW, 500 1st Street, Suite 2600, Wausau, WI 54403.

2. Online Donation

Click on "Donate" button above. It will take you to Community Foundation website. Where you can donate (see the picture on what you will will see on the Community Foundation website)

Community Foundation website. Click on "Donate"

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WausauPickleball@gmail.com

Address: Wausau Area Pickleball, P.O. Box 662. Schofield WI , 54476

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