Kitchen Konversation: Roger BelAir

Roger BelAir has a passion for pickleball. But after watching an episode of 60 Minutes about prisons, Roger had an epiphany. He recognized the powerful lessons that could be learned through the game he loved and believed those life lessons could be applied to inmates on the episode he was watching. So Roger reached out to the Sheriff he saw on TV and a few weeks later found himself teaching pickleball in Cook County Correctional Facility. It's an amazing story of one man's mission to give back through the sport he loves, but also a testament to the power this game has over people.

You can read about Roger's mission here:

You can listen to the episode of the UnCuffed podcast from San Quentin we referenced here:

If you would like to get involved, you can contact Roger at


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