Pickle ball tournament raises $3,500 for St. Jude’s

STE. GENEVIEVE – The first annual Ste. Genevieve Paddle Battle pickle ball tournament

raised nearly $3,500 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The

event hosted by the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center was held March 12

and 13 with about 70 players participating in women’s, men’s and mixed

doubles play.

Doug Brown, tournament organizer, presents check to Ste. Genevieve

Pickleball Club members. Pictured l-r are Tom Cavins, Doug Brown, Jan

Kist, Mary DeGenova and Steph Gremminger.


The event was sponsored by: Bader Land Surveying; Ste.

Genevieve County Memorial Hospital; Hardin & Schaefer, P.C.; Bloomsdale

Bank; Bloomsdale Fun Farm; County Home Center; Shelter Insurance;

Citizens Electric; Magni Gyro USA; Mississippi Lime Co.; Ste. Genevieve

County Community Center; First State Community Bank; Ste. Genevieve

County Abstract and Scapular Engineering Firm.


Event organizers would also like to thank Deb’s Says Sew, Country Mart

and Save-A-Lot.


The local tournament is already on the books for 2023.


Pickle ball is best described as a combination of badminton, ping-pong

and tennis and is becoming a fast-growing sport not only in Ste.

Genevieve, but across the country as well.