The Palm Gardens Mobil Home and RV Park in Mesa, AZ has two “young” shufflers. Jack Miller is 93 years young and Wendell Holmes is 97 years young. Both shufflers have been shuffling with the club during its three year existence. They have only missed a few of the scheduled three days a week scheduled play times. Both Jack and Wendell finished in the top six of 35 shufflers in our August Fun Night.
The club was started by Sheila and Dale Monday, Bob Mason, Dean Haske and Sid Barone to provide the parks year round residents an opportunity to get out of their houses and socialize with other residents during the hot summer days. The Palm Gardens Owners and the Activities Association each donated one court and a third court was provided by a private donation. The attendance at each scheduled session ranges between 15 and 24 people and each month the club organizes a “Fun Night” in which fun type shuffle games are played and a dinner with an award ceremony is provided. These “fun Nights” attract between 45 and 55 people.
Because of our success with the program, Val Vista Village started a summer program this year and we are hoping other parks/resorts will start programs next summer so we can possible start a summer league.
Article submitted by: Dale Monday email: d_Monday32@hotmail.com