Judson Center and Child Safe Michigan to Hold Pickleball Tournament to Raise Money for Children and Families - Judson Center

Judson Center and Child Safe Michigan to Hold Pickleball Tournament to Raise Money for Children and Families

Farmington Hills, MI – It’s one of the fastest growing sports in the country, and pickleball enthusiasts are invited to join non-profit human services agency Judson Center and its affiliate Child Safe Michigan for a day of fun, food and friendly competition for a good cause.

Judson Center’s second annual Pickleball Tournament and BBQ Party takes place on Monday, July 29 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Tam-O-Shanter Country Club, 5051 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield.

“We launched the tournament last year because we saw how much the game had grown in popularity and it sounded like a fun time for everyone,” said Judson Center President & CEO Lenora Hardy-Foster.  “Of course, attendees also will be making a huge difference in the lives of children who have experienced abuse, neglect and trauma. The event benefits Child Safe’s adoption, foster care and mentoring programs, which provide these children with safe, nurturing homes and hope for the future. The care and well-being of children have been our focus at Judson Center for the past 100 years.”

In addition to the pickleball tournament, guests will enjoy food, drinks, a silent auction and raffle, and entertainment. Spectator tickets are still available at www.childsafemichigan.org/pickleball or by contacting Erica Sanders at 248.554.6435 or Erica_Sanders@judsoncenter.org.

The event’s presenting sponsor is Edward C. Levy Company based in Dearborn. The committee co-chairs for the pickleball tournament are Child Safe Board Members Marisa Ruby and E. Elizabeth Curnutte.

“Every child in our community is important, and we have a special obligation to those who do not have a safe place to call home,” said Ruby. “We’re excited to bring our community together to support a great cause. Plus, what’s better than good drinks, good food, and a little friendly pickleball?”


About Child Safe Michigan
Child Safe Michigan, an affiliate of Judson Center, provides foster care, adoption, and mentoring services to neglected and abused children in Southeast Michigan. In addition to providing expert, comprehensive services, Child Safe Michigan offers children safety and stability that allows them to grow and thrive. The agency received the 2019 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Child Welfare Team Excellence Award for outstanding commitment to Michigan’s children and families. For more information, visit www.childsafemichigan.org.

About Judson Center
Judson Center, trusted by Michigan families for 100 years, is a non-profit human services agency providing expert, comprehensive services that strengthen children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, and developmental, behavioral and physical health challenges so they can achieve whole health, well-being, and maximum potential. Judson Center also offers integrated primary healthcare for all through Judson Center Health in Warren and is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). Since opening its doors in 1924, Judson Center has grown to change the lives of more than 13,000 children, adults, and families each year. Judson Center has offices in Genesee, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. As part of our centennial celebration, Judson Center has launched the “Where Care Is An Art” awareness campaign, which uses artwork to illustrate the inspirational and emotional stories of our clients. Judson Center’s headquarters are located at 30301 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3277. Learn more at www.judsoncenter.org.