Dink for Diabetes 2024

June 8, 2024, Highland Park, IL
8:30 am (Central Time)

Dink for Diabetes 2024

June 8, 2024, Highland Park, IL
8:30 am (Central Time)

Tournament Details

Everyone will play 5-9 games depending on number of players in each pool. There will be PLAYOFF and/or Championship Game depending on size of division.

Round Robin games will be played to 11 or 15 points (win by 1 point).

Playoffs will be played to 11 points (win by 2 points) and Championship Games will be to 15 points (win by 2).

The final schedule and availability of competition in all divisions and skill levels will be determined by final registration numbers and may be subject to change.

Official Tournament Ball is Selkirk Pro s1.

Below is the final (as of 6.6.24) tournament schedule. Players should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled match times to allow time for check in, warmups, and some brief remarks about Breakthrough T1D, tournament rules, and to celebrate the incredible fundraising results.

8:30 AM
Men’s Doubles 2.5/ 3.0
Women’s Doubles 2.5
Women’s Doubles 3.0
Women’s Doubles 3.5 – UPDATED FINAL TIME, as of 6.6.24

11:30 AM
Women’s Doubles 4.0/4.5
Men’s Doubles 3.5 – UPDATED FINAL TIME, as of 6.6.24
Men’s Doubles 4.0 – UPDATED FINAL TIME, as of 6.6.24
Men’s Doubles 4.5+

2:30 PM
Mixed Doubles – ALL SKILL LEVELS

Weather Update: So far so good! Breakthrough T1D will post any changes to the schedule due to weather on the Dink for Diabetes website and will email all players who shared an email with us. Sunday, June 9 is our rain date.

Event Leadership

Bryan Chung

Tournament Director

Marni Gore

Experience Chair

Anne Pillion

Marketing Chair

Lauri Zessar

Sponsorship Co-Chair

Sunny Felman
Adam Glazer
Cidney Golman
Alicea Grau
Debbie Guggenheim
Barbara Lincoln
Julie Radner
Angie Rover
Steve Schaumberger
Eden Shaffer

Event Details

Dink for Diabetes is a doubles-only tournament with competition in men’s, women’s, and mixed divisions played in a round robin format. Teams will play in skill levels: 2.5/3.0 | 3.5 | 4.0 | 4.5+. The final schedule and availability of competition in all divisions and skill levels will be determined by final registration numbers and may be subject to change.

  • We request that all players bring a full reusable water bottle. There will be a few hydration stations onsite available to all players for refills.
  • All players must bring their own pickleball paddle.

Save the date! Registration will be opening shortly.

$195/early bird team registration fee while they last! $225/regular team registration fee thereafter.

Sponsorship options (inclusive of teams) start at $1,500.

As this is a charity tournament, no refunds will be offered.

Tournament play will begin at approximately 8:30 am on June 8. The final schedule and availability of competition in all divisions and skill levels will be determined by final registration numbers and may be subject to change. Please be prepared to play during any of these times below.

  • Players should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled match times to allow time for check in, warmups and some brief remarks about Breakthrough T1D, tournament rules and to celebrate the incredible fundraising results.

8:30 AM
Men’s Doubles 3.0
Men’s Doubles 3.5
Men’s Doubles 4.0
Women’s Doubles 3.0

11:30 AM
Women’s Doubles 2.5
Women’s Doubles 3.5
Women’s Doubles 4,0
Men’s Doubles 4.5+

2:30 PM
Mixed Doubles 2.5
Mixed Doubles 3.0
Mixed Doubles 3.5
Mixed Doubles 4.0
Mixed Doubles 4.5+

Weather Update:  So far so good! Breakthrough T1D will post any changes to the schedule due to weather on the Dink for Diabetes website and will email all players who shared an email with us. Sunday, June 9 is our rain date.

Parking:

The address of the park is 2700 Trail Way, Highland Park, IL 60035. There will be restrooms onsite. See below for parking details. Please note there is no parking on the grass anywhere in the park. We will be checking to make sure all cars are parked appropriately. If all lots are full, parking is available on east side of the street, but NOT on the grass.

Click here to view the Dink for Diabetes Parking Map

Party Pavilion:

We wanted Dink for Diabetes to be more than just a pickleball tournament, so we created the Party Pavilion, where you will find food, beverages, a beer garden, music, exhibitors and fun.

Drink tickets for alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, or bottles of water are available for purchase onsite, and those purchasing additional alcoholic drink tickets will be given a 21+ wrist band. All alcohol must stay within the bounds of our beer garden, and our bartenders may also check your ID before serving at their discretion. Food purchases will be made directly at the food trucks.

Details on vendors will be announced closer to event day

June 8, 2024
Starts: 8:30 AM
Danny Cunniff Park
Highland Park, IL 60035
Katrina Meckes
Illinois Chapter
Mail donations to:

PO Box 5018
Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018

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