Minnesota Fulbright Oct. 1 event: Pickleball!

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Date(s) - 10/01/22
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


By their nature, Fulbrighters spend a lot of time sitting, reading, writing and discussing. But instinctively, most of us realize that we need to recharge our reflections through physical recreation – ideally outside in the glory of nature, especially during Minnesota’s beautiful fall season.

To do that, come learn and play pickleball, the fastest-growing and easiest-to-play sport in America, with more than 5 million participants!

Here are the details:

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1 – from 2:00 to about 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Clayland Park, 901 Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul – a four-block walk west of Hamline University or north of the MTC bus route 67 stop at Fairview and Minnehaha Ave. or a seven-block walk north from the Fairview stop on the Green Line light rail.

WHO: Open to the first 20 Fulbrighters who RSVP here by email: Fulbright alumni, grantees and their adult or teenage family members. Taught by Fulbright MN Chapter President Mike Dorsher, a 4.5 (out of 5.0) pickleball player.

WHY: Because our inside intellectual pursuits will go even better after we’ve had some safe outside fun and Fulbright fellowship.

COST: Nothing, except the cost of your transportation – note on your RSVP if you’re in need of a carpool ride. Balls and paddles will be provided; you only need to come in suitably warm workout clothes (even jeans are fine) and sneakers (no flip-flops!). We’ll even provide light beverages and a snack for afterward – then we’ll decide when to play pickleball again!

Meanwhile, please SAVE THESE DATES for other MN Chapter Fulbright fall events, details to follow in coming days:

Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m.: MN Chapter Board open meeting, over Zoom

Saturday, Oct. 15, noon: Welcome event for visiting Fulbright grantees and first chance to meet Buddy Program partners, in Minneapolis

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m.: Fulbright Thanksgiving Dinner for all alumni and grantees, in Minneapolis

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m.: MN Chapter Board open meeting, over Zoom

Friday, Nov. 25, 8 p.m.: Free tickets to hear the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra play Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” in St. Paul

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