Pickleball Tournament in Arlington benefitting the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area and Educate the Girls, Inc. Seeking Volunteers

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The  Mid-Atlantic Open Pickleball Tournament taking place Oct. 5-6, 2019,  at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington is seeking volunteers.

This event is  largest sanctioned pickleball tournament in the Washington D.C. Area  with over 300 players, ages 12 to 80,  competing, according to the event’s organizer, Helen White of Arlington.  This is the fourth time the tournament is being held.

White and her husband Andy Leighton, shown above, are also regular participants in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, a partner of RSVP-Northern Virginia. 

Event organizer Helen White, right, is shown with husband Andy Leighton at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, where the The  Mid-Atlantic Open Pickleball Tournament  will take place Oct. 5-6, (Photos by Rob Paine/RSVP-Northern Virginia)

This all volunteer-run event is run  through Breakthrough Community Sports, Inc. whose mission is to promote active aging through playing sports.  The tournament also benefits the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area and Educate the Girls, Inc.  Close to 100 volunteers of all ages are needed.

To register to volunteer at this event, please visit  Mid-Atlantic Open Volunteer Sign up 

Also going on in Arlington in October…

RSVP-Northern Virginia is offering a free seminar titled “The Art of Volunteering in Retirement,”  Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m., at the Capital Caring Halquist Center in Arlington. The one-hour event is free and open to the public.

You can register online now at https://conta.cc/2lYw7VGScreen Shot 2019-09-17 at 3.15.34 PM

RSVP, the region’s largest volunteer network for those 55-years-old or better, provides free personalized support to seniors and retirees who are seeking convenient, social,  fun and meaningful service opportunities in and around Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria.

Since 1977, RSVP partner Capital Caring has  improved care for those facing life-limiting illness through direct support of patients and their families, public education and advocacy. The Halquist Center is located at 4715 15th Street, North, Arlington, VA, 22205. Free parking is available. Staff from Capital Caring  will also be on hand to discuss its volunteer needs.

RSVP offers more than 300 meaningful opportunities that include helping seniors age in place, assisting local veterans, and helping prepare communities for disasters. RSVP also recruits volunteers for various community events including for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, which has its opening day in Arlington. In addition to Capital Carling, RSVP works with several other nonprofits in the Arlington Area including The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia  and the American Red Cross.

RSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are invited to volunteer group projects and social gatherings.

To sign up for the Oct. 23 orientation you can also  email RSVP program manager Brandi Morris at bmorris@volunteerfairfax.org or call RSVP at 703-403-5360.

To learn more about RSVP, please visit www.rsvpnova.org.  RSVP Northern  Virginia is program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria and Volunteer Arlington.

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