Jul. 10  —  Jul. 11, 2023

VAI Open — Pickleball Charity Event

Get your favorite partner and grab your paddle for the VAI Open — Pickleball Charity Event! The back-and-forth action kicks off July 11 on the rooftop of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.

The round robin tournament features morning, afternoon, and evening sessions, along with novice and intermediate/advanced divisions. Teams of two may register to compete for bragging rights while raising funds for biomedical research.

Along with entry into the tournament, you’ll get access to an “Intro to Pickleball” camp package for up to 16 players. This two-hour experience can be held at a time of your choosing, and you can bring coworkers, employees or friends to learn from the pickleball experts at 20×44 Sports.

The evening before the Open, players are invited to an exclusive dinner and auction at MDRD. In addition, all players will receive a premium gift package.

All proceeds directly fund biomedical research and science education programs at Van Andel Institute.

Event Details

Venue: Amway Grand Plaza 225 Pearl Street NW Grand Rapids

Contact Info:

Email: Sarah Rollman

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!


Dinner Sponsor

Court Sponsors

Paddle Sponsors

  • Tim and Kim Long

  • Pioneer Construction logo
  • Steve and Cheryl Timyan