Pioneer Park Receives $1,000 Donation from Park City
The pickleball phenomenon has hit the Northwoods area, and Park City Credit Union has swung into action with a $1,000 donation to Pioneer Park. The donation is part of a fundraising campaign to raise more than $70,000 to construct six to eight courts at the park in Rhinelander. About $22,000 has already been collected through corporate and individual donors. Four standard pickleball courts could be constructed within the same dimensions of one tennis court.
“There’s something special to pass a park and see the parking lot full of people,” said Park City CEO Val Mindak. “Pickleball has really taken off, and this will be a fantastic addition to Pioneer Park.”
Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Matches are played as doubles (two players per team) or singles using paddles and what looks like a wiffle ball. It has become a sport enjoyed by children and adults of all ages.