The first annual Pickle Bowl took place last week at The Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas ahead of The Big Game and it delivered plenty of moments, memories and laughs.
The event helped raise funds for the Inspiring Children Foundation.
The three-day event featured clinics, amateur events and a celebrity tournament, won by former NFL great and MLP part owner Larry Fitzgerald and his partner, pro Patrick Kawka. Despite the future Hall of Famer and his partner being a last-minute entry for the event the duo were able to secure the title.
The competition featured fellow NFL vets Golden Tate, Cliff Avril and Marcellus Wiley as well as some of the internet’s most engaging entertainers like AreYouKiddingTV, Dock Tok, Jenna Bandy and more. You can check out the highlights from the event by visiting our YouTube channel.
- On Thursday Pickle Bowl offered two 60-minute clinics with "pickleball coach to the stars" Matt Manasse and professional pickleball players followed by two hours of Open Play.
- On Friday the Invitation-Only Celebrity, Athlete, & Influencer Tournament was held, won by Fitzgerald and Kawka.
- Finally, on Saturday the Amateur Tournament was held with multiple divisions for all skill levels.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the inaugural event a success. With the Big Game in New Orleans next season a second annual Pickle Bowl sure could be a lot of fun.