First Ever By-Women, For-Women Pickleball Event to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer Research

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Cross off another item on the list of "firsts" for pickleball. The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) announced a new global platform for female competitors at all levels: The APP Women's Open.

This APP Signature tournament will offer $75,000 in prize money and feature women competing in doubles and singles (including skinny singles for women 50 and over) from October 4-6 in Columbus, Ohio.

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the event will also feature programming designed to celebrate and fuel the growth of pickleball for women, according to a press release.

In addition, all key elements of the event will be presented by women—from players and referees to administrators and broadcasters.

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The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, a leading cancer research hospital, will sponsor the event.

The James has been named the official and exclusive hospital of the upcoming 2024 APP Vlasic Classic in Cincinnati on May 7-12, and for the APP Tour beginning in 2025.

Additional information on registration, tickets and more will be available at

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