Vernon Pickleball Association raises thousands for support dogs

Big cheque for PADS

The totals are in for a weekend Pickleball fundraiser for PADS – Pacific Assistance Dogs Society.

The Vernon Pickleball Association’s charity event raised $5,600 to support the organization that provides specialized training for assistance and support dogs. The event raised nearly double its $3,000 fundraising goal.

The event for newer and recreational players ran from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening.

PADS dogs are trained to help people deal with a host of issues including dealing with PTSD or hearing loss. The national organization supports people within the North Okanagan and across the country.

VPA is giving a shoutout to event organizer Barb Byrne and her team of tireless volunteers.

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