Dear Penticton Pickleball members:
The Executive of the Penticton Pickleball Club thank you for renewing your annual dues in such a timely manner and for everything you do to support our Club. It is good to be back playing again.
As you are aware, last year, the City of Penticton approved the construction of four additional pickleball courts. Unfortunately, the City’s financial situation has changed due to the impacts of COVID-19. As such, the City has advised the Penticton Pickleball Club (PPC), they are no longer able to financially support the construction of four courts as per our original plans.
However, due to the hard work of the PPC Executive, an agreement has been made with the City for the construction of two courts to the east of the existing ones. For this to happen, PPC is required to contribute $50,000 towards construction. The City has agreed to contribute up to an additional $25,000 to complete the construction of the courts. The Club currently has $40,000 designated from its budget for new courts. In order to reach our goal of $50,000, we’ll need to raise an additional $10,000. It should be noted, the $50,000 is dedicated to construction costs only and does not cover ancillary items such as wind/noise screening, bleachers, shade structures, etc.
The PPC Executive believe it is in the Club’s best interest to move forward with the construction of the two additional courts as soon as possible. The most expedient process to raise the monies required is through donations. As such, we are asking for your support, through a donation towards our goal of raising the additional funds needed, for the construction of the two new ‘COVID Courts’.
There are no minimum or maximum amounts that you can donate. Please donate what you feel you can afford. Donations can be made in cash or by cheque made out to “Penticton Pickleball Club”.
With support of the City of Penticton, members can get a tax receipt for their donation. Donors who wish to get a tax receipt, will need to provide their name, complete mailing address and the amount of the donation (minimum donation for tax receipt is $20.00).
Many of you may already be aware of the income tax benefits of making charitable donations, but for those of you who are not, here is a brief summary. As a general rule, the first $200.00 of donations earns a 20% credit and any donations in excess of $200.00 receives approximately a 50% tax credit (e.g. a $200.00 donation would earn a $40.00 credit; a $500.00 donation would earn a $190.00 credit; a $1,000.00 donation would earn a $440.00 credit).
Please put your donation, along with the necessary information in an envelope and either:
- Give the envelope directly to a member of the Executive; or
- Mail your donation to: Penticton Pickleball Club
159 Stocks Crescent
The Penticton Pickleball Club Executive thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Don Milne at (403) 283-9144 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President, Penticton Pickleball Club