Hold Your Own Event

Hold your own event to raise funds and awareness for PSSO, as we support those living with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario. Organize your own bake sale, golf tournament, BBQ, car wash, or any other event that interests you. We are grateful for your contributions. Read Steps to a Successful Event to get started.

Please print the following forms and email or mail to us at least one month prior to the event:

If you require more information on holding an event for Parkinson’s, call 1.888.851.7376 or email info@psso.ca.

If you belong to a service club, community group or business that already holds an event, ask if they would consider donating the proceeds to support Parkinson’s.

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Third Party Event Feature: Pickleball for Parkinson’s

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports nationwide. As a result, courts have been popping up in community centres across the country, with many municipalities jumping on the trend. Some communities are even adding lines to tennis courts so either tennis or pickleball can be played on the same surface. Pickleball is played on a badminton-sized court with oversized ping-pong-type paddles, a plastic whiffle ball, and tennis-like rules. Pickleball is a great sport for those living with Parkinson’s. It is a low-impact sport that helps keep you mobile and active, improves balance and hand-eye coordination, and is just plain fun! 

When I asked tournament organizer Vicki Carrothers about how she came up with the idea of hosting the Pickleball for Parkinson’s tournament, she said, “The idea came to me on a walk, when I was thinking about how I could help my sister and brother, who both suffer from Parkinson’s, and how I could make a difference. I have been playing for nine years, have organized fundraising tournaments in the past and put 2 and 2 together.” Her sister, Janet Noad, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a few years ago, was thrilled at the idea.