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        VOL. 16 NO. 10                                                                           OCTOBER 2022

      150 Attend Kick-off Reception  Pickleball Runs Strong at

      for 2022 Boca Mayors Ball                                                   Broken Sound and Beyond

         The Addison rolled out its red carpet to host the VIP pre-reception to celebrate the   Bocaire, St. Andrews, other clubs
      upcoming Seventh Annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball presented by The Rotary Club
      Downtown Boca Raton. As the exciting prelude to the “main” event to be held on   invited to compete in league
      Saturday, November 12th at Boca West Country Club, President Jeff Weber of Rotary Club
      Downtown Boca Raton and Rotarian, and sponsor Doug Rudman of Rudman Law Group   By Scott Gordon, Associate Editor
                                                                                  of Boca Club News for Broken Sound
                                                                                     With more than 4.8 million participants nationwide, and the
                                                                                  fastest growing sport in America two years running at 39.3% growth,
                                                                                  Pickleball has become a near obsession for its growing cadre of fans.
                                                                                  The average age of the Pickleball player is 38 years young, where it used to be 65+. And with
                                                                                  world class events like the Asian Open, The French Open, The Italian Open, The Bainbridge
                                                                                  Cup in India, and many other national and international events promoting the sport, Pickleball
                                                                                  is a force to be reckoned with.
                                                                                     That zeal has overtaken not
                                                                                  only Broken Sound Club, but
                                                                                  almost all surrounding clubs in
                                                                                  Palm Beach County and beyond
                                                                                  with diverse team play, interclub
                                                                                  leagues and outstanding programs
                                                                                  led by nationally ranked Pickleball
                                                                                  pros who have achieved greatness
                                                                                  on the Professional Pickleball
                                                                                  Association (PPA)  Tour and
      2022 Mayors Ball Honorees, Co-Chairs, Honorary Co-Chairs recognized at the kick-off   the Association of Pickleball
      reception hosted by The Addison.                                            Professionals (APP) Tour.   Pickleball champion, Broken Sound member Megan Hall
                                                                                                             on one of the club’s four courts specially designed for
      2022 Boca Raton Mayors Ball on page 3                                       Pickleball Runs Strong on page 6  Americas’s fastest growing sport. Photo by Scott Gordon
      Boca Raton Bowl Annual Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase

      Heats Up November 9th with Food, Fun and Fundraising

                                                                                     Dozens of local chefs, breweries and cocktail
                                                                                  masters are prepping to compete at the annual
                                                                         Boca Raton Bowl Great Chefs
                                                                                  Tailgate Showcase presented by Boca Raton
                                                                                  Innovation Campus (BRiC) and CP Group on
                                                                                  Wednesday, November 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30
                                                                                  p.m. The event will be held in true outdoor tailgate
                                                                                  tradition once again on the lawn at BRiC featuring
                                                                                  a diverse abundance of creative culinary, craft
                                                                                  beer and cocktail samplings. The “fan and fund”
                                                                                  raising event will be located lakeside at 5000 T-Rex
                                                                                  Avenue, (off Yamato Road) where plenty of free
                                                                                  parking is available.
                                                                                     Top chefs from local restaurants, country clubs,  Spirit of Giving Executive Director Lindy
                                                                                  hotels and catering services, as well as brewery and  Harvey, Boca Raton
                                                                                  mixologist pros, will bring their A-game to please  Bowl Executive Committee Member
      The chefs and brewmasters plan to please palettes of fans in friendly competition at this year’s   the palates of eventgoers and a panel of “foodie”  Bonnie Kaye, and CP Group Director of Boca Raton Bowl Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase on November 9 at BRiC.   judges. College football fans network and rally in  Communications Giana Pacinelli.
      Pictured here are from last year’s event featuring Copperfish Kitchen, Oceans 234, Burtons   “community pride” to raise funds to support the
      Grill & Bar, Melting Pot, Barrel of Monks, M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom, Cesar’s Famous   bowl’s charity partner, Spirit of Giving, and its Annual Holiday Gift Drive that brings holiday
      Ribs, Luna Rosa Caffe, Waterstone Resort & Marina and Crazy Uncle Mike’s.   magic to more than 6,000 underprivileged children.
                                                                                     Aiming to score a win in the friendly competition, the culinary and libation masters will
                                                                                  present their original takes on tailgate fare ranging from sides and entrees to beverages and
                                                                                  desserts. At the end of the event, foodie media personalities and bloggers will huddle at the judges’

                                                                                  Boca Raton Bowl Annual Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase on page 8

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