Tonight, Please honor our pickleball Survivors!

Tonight we honor pickleballers who looked death in the face,

Heroes who said they were not ready to leave this place,

Who committed themselves to exercise and fun,

And said, “I just retired and I have hardly begun”

Tonight I ask you to give them your heartfelt, very best,

They, you, and your pickleball friends are our guests

Not apparent at first glance, medical research does advance

Your kind contributions in the pot, helps speed it up – a lot.

Tonight, why not chip in a ten, a five, or just a buck,

So when you are in despair, it might help your luck

None of us are immortal, and it will happen to me and them, and you,

But until then, let’s begin another game of pickleball, Zero-Zero-Two