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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo

Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


Date ArticleType
9/21/2023 4:00:00 AM Member News

Pickleball Tournament with a Heart: "Dinks and Drives for Dragonflies" Benefitting Hearts 4 Minds

Tournament event set for The Yards Ponte Vedra Beach February 24, 2024



JACKSONVILLE, Fla - Get ready to pick up your paddles and make a difference! Hearts 4 Minds, a trailblazing non-profit dedicated to addressing the pressing needs of communities grappling with mental illness, is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated "Dinks and Drives for Dragonflies" pickleball tournament. Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 25, 2024, as we rally for a great cause at the beautiful The Yards venue located at 254 Atla Mar Drive in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.


Pickleball, the nation's hottest sporting sensation, takes center stage in this spirited event that brings people together for fun and philanthropy. Sheryl Johnson, the visionary founder of Hearts 4 Minds, shares her excitement about the choice of pickleball: "Pickleball is one of America's fastest-growing sports, making it the perfect fit for our tournament. We wanted to create an event that not only fosters a sense of community but also serves a meaningful purpose."


The inception of Hearts 4 Minds was born from a deeply personal tragedy. Sheryl's son, Alex, lost his battle with depression and anxiety in 2017. In memory of Alex and in pursuit of a greater purpose, Sheryl founded Hearts 4 Minds with a mission to eradicate the stigma surrounding mental health issues, enhance mental health care quality, serve as a vital resource for mental health education, and connect those in need with professional help.


Sheryl Johnson explains the significance of the fundraiser: "This event directly supports the ongoing programs run by Hearts 4 Minds. Every dollar raised will be reinvested into these programs, which play a pivotal role in helping individuals with mental health challenges lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. With your invaluable support, we can make a tangible difference and save lives."


Don't miss your chance to participate in the "Dinks and Drives for Dragonflies" pickleball tournament. Come join us on February 25, 2024, at The Yards in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, and be a part of this exhilarating fusion of sport and compassion.


For more information about the event, registration details, or Hearts 4 Minds' inspiring mission, please visit our website at https://www.hearts4minds.org.


About Hearts 4 Minds

Hearts 4 Minds is leading the charge to break down the stigma of mental illness and alter how people look at mental health. They are driven by a single goal: to leverage an ounce of prevention to raise awareness, provide tools to recognize the signs of mental illness and facilitate early identification and treatment. They aim to be a helping hand before, as well as during, a mental health crisis. For more information, please visit www.hearts4minds.org.