The sixth annual Paddle Against Hunger charity marathon, a paddle tennis event to raise funds for Bridgeport Rescue Mission, will take place on Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16. This event will take place at five private Fairfield County clubs this year.
Founded in 2011 by paddle enthusiasts and supporters of Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Dave Amendola and Joe Murphy, the event has raised close to $190,000 in the past five years. According to event co-founder Dave Amendola, involvement has more than doubled since our first year. “In addition to the Fairfield Beach Club that joined us for the first time last year, we’re excited to announce that our friends at Brooklawn Country Club, Fairfield County Hunt Club and Country Club of Fairfield will participate in this year’s event,” he said.