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First-ever pickleball tournament deemed success
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C-I WEB EXTRA: A player in a mens double pickleball match (right) pops a shot back toward one of his opponents on June 9 during the United We Stand Pickleball Tournament. The two-day tournament was the first ever for the sport in Camden, attracting 104 registered players, and serving as fundraiser for the United Way of Kershaw County. Pickleball is, according to tournament organizers, the fastest growing sport in America, especially among those 50 and older. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
More than 100 people officially registered to participate in Camden’s first ever pickleball tournament, held June 9 and 10 at the Tennis Center of Camden and Pickleball Plaza. The “United We Stand” Pickleball Tournament served as a fundraiser for the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC), raising $7,000 from entry fees, which will be used to support its hunger program. “Our hunger program is our mobile nutrition center that serves as an emergency food program and delivers food to Cassatt, Camden, and to Kershaw to assist rural residents who live in food deserts,” UWKC Director of Communications Tenell Felder said.

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