Pickleball Event to benefit Home on the Range - The Peoples Heartland Foundation
Saturday, June 23rd
Chicken N Pickle - 1761 Burlington St, North Kansas City, MO 64116
9:30 am - Check In
9:45 am - Review of Pickleball Rules and Scoring
10:00 am - Pickleball Tournament Begins
3 Divisions: Beginners, Intermediate, Competitive
This event is open to kids and adults
Round robin play followed by tournament
$60 per team - includes Pickleball (equipment provided) and appetizers
$15 per spectator - includes appetizers
Cash bar available
$500 Home on the Range Big Dill Sponsorship
(includes Pickleball, appetizers and Big Dill signage recognition at the event)
$100 Home on the Range Sweet Pickle Sponsorship
(includes appetizers and Sweet Pickle signage recognition at the event)
Please register your team online below using our fast, easy and secure Paypal account. Please select your desired division and include the names of your team members.
Space is limited. Register today.
For questions, please contact Mark McClain, The Peoples Heartland Foundation
What we're playing for . . .
In 1871, Dr. Brewster M Higley, a pioneer doctor, wrote a poem titled "My Western Home" to describe the beauty of the site he had chosen for his Kansas Homestead. He penned this now-famous work on the bank of the West Beaver Creek in Smith County, Kansas, where along with the help of a few friends, he also constructed a cabin on July 4, 1872. Dr. Higley presented the poem to his friend Dan Kelly who set it to music and then gave it to John Harlan, the leader of a family band that included Kelly.
The song “Home on the Range” was born.
The Home on the Range Cabin is listed on the National Historical Register. The entire site is privately owned and managed by the Peoples Heartland Foundation, a 501c3 charity. Thanks to the donations of individuals, companies and other charities, the Cabin was completely restored to its original form in 2013.
The Home on the Range Cabin has been said to have a "Spirit of Place" that makes it easy for visitors to see why it would inspire the words to such a beloved song.
Proceeds from the Home on the Range at Chicken N Pickle Tournament will go towards the preservation and development of this historic icon for future generations. Please join the fun at Chicken N Pickle on Saturday, June 23rd!
Images courtesy of Anne Sigel, Kansas City and Mike Saft, Graphics Central, Smith Center.