March 2022 Update
With support from almost 300 donors, we have now raised $3.76 million towards the $5.1 million cost of Phase 1. We could not be more grateful to each and every donor, but especially to the anonymous benefactor who surprised us with an amazing $1,000,000 gift and The Daniels Fund for awarding us a $350,000 grant. With access to up to $1.5 million of the construction loan we've arranged, we are poised to begin work on Phase 1 early this summer, a slightly later start due to the complicated permitting process.
The Capital Campaign Committee, chaired by tennis and pickleball player Becky Lamb, is now setting its sights on fundraising for Phase 2. After all, our ultimate goal is to have permanent indoor pickleball courts available for our long winters. Our dream is to play indoors in our new Pickleball Center in late 2023 or early 2024 – yes, within the next two years!
For that dream to become reality, we need to obtain Phase 2 pledges totaling $3.6 million by the end of 2022. If you donated to Phase 1, please consider pledging an equal (or greater) amount to Phase 2! Although we hope to resume our informational sessions so we can ask this of you in person, we appreciate your understanding that 300 donors is a lot for a committee of five to reach out to.
That said, any one of us would love to answer your questions at any time. Indoor pickleball in Steamboat? We can do it!
Capital Campaign Committee:
Becky Lamb, chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Carol Breslau (email@example.com)
Loretta Conway (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Debbie Modzelewski (email@example.com)
Meg Tully (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Install a concrete slab for the entire planned pickleball building, sized for 12 courts and the Welcome Center; build out the 12 courts for immediate outdoor use.
Convert the existing 8 pickleball courts back to two tennis courts (no demolition required).
Rebuild the 3 clay and the Carol Baily concrete courts, expanding the footprint to include 4 new post-tensioned concrete tennis courts and 8 properly-spaced pickleball courts, all with gel-coat.
Expand the parking lot; finish coat the north end.
Erect an energy-efficient steel building over 12 of the new pickleball courts built in Phase 1.
Fit out the Welcome Center, including front desk, pro shop, locker rooms, office, and shared community and social spaces.
Add a multi-purpose mezzaine (like the one in the Tennis Center) for viewing and events.
Finish coat the south end of the expanded parking lot.
Click on the green buttons for more information about our plans to create the City of Steamboat Springs Tennis & Pickleball Complex, including building a new, public 12-court indoor Pickleball Center. Now more than ever, pickleball and tennis offer vital, low risk pathways to physical and mental well-being!