Pickleball Tournament Benefiting Explore Austin

Hosted by Sam McCathren | Landy Frost Group at Twelve Rivers Realty  

Work up a sweat at Pickle Hub ATX while supporting Explore Austin! Food trucks and beverages, DJ, competitive corn hole, a raffle and — of course — pickleball, with 100% of proceeds supporting local youth in the Explore Austin program. Free to attend, and kid friendly!

Pickleball Tournament

  • Mixed Doubles, double-elimination style tournament
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
  • Children welcome to play with an accompanying adult

Corn Hole Tournament

  • Mixed Doubles, single-elimination style tournament
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
  • Children welcome to play

Raffle Prizes

  • One-night stay and dinner for two at Soho House Austin
  • Nobull shoes, top/bottom
  • Asics running shoes
  • Pickleball paddles
  • Gift cards
  • And more!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Landy Frost Group – Twelve Rivers Realty | Rise Title | Your Haven Design | Crafted Hills Construction | Arvo Pickleball | Lalo Tequila | Drip Drop | Lululemon | Mazu Creative

Year-End Giving

All gifts to Explore Austin through the end of 2023 will be generously matched by the Cooper Matthews Foundation.

  • Give the amount of your choosing online here.
  • Make a pledge, which can be paid in any of the ways below (or by check), by 12/31/23. Contact Lauren Zurbrugg for any questions.
  • Give from your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) – our legal name is “Austin Explore Inc” and our EIN is 20-5496495.
  • Wire transfer – avoid paying credit card fees.
  • Make a gift of stock and securities, which can yield excellent tax benefits.
  • Donate an IRA distribution to lower your taxable income – a QCS permits those 70 ½ and older to donate directly from an IRA instead of taking an RMD.
  • Check on your workplace matching – many companies have special matches running through the end of the year.

If you have questions about any of the options above, contact Lauren Zurbrugg, Chief Development Officer, at lauren.zurbrugg@exploreaustin.org.


The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is #GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. You can support Explore Austin’s programming by giving today!

Supporter Gathering

This event is for members of Explore Austin’s giving societies. Please be on the lookout for your invitation and RSVP at the link provided to let us know you’re coming!

If you have questions about this event, please contact:

Lauren Zurbrugg, Chief Development Officer: lauren.zurbrugg@exploreaustin.org

Quest for the Summit

Explore Austin’s most impactful night of philanthropy, featuring a seated dinner, libations, silent and live auctions and stories from our Explorers and Mentors. Gather with new friends, longtime Explore Austin champions, business leaders and philanthropists to transform lives through mentorship and outdoor adventure. Help us make our 15th annual Quest for the Summit the most impactful yet!

Attending? View the event details for information about parking, the dress code, the schedule for the evening and more.

ATX Paddle Dash

Join in on Austin’s newest tradition – The ATX Paddle Dash, a first-of-its-kind kayak and canoe race on Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, followed by a festival with kid-friendly interactive activities, giveaways and food and beverages! Race in the Competitive, Open or Kids Division, or purchase General Admission to watch the “Fastest Race in Texas” with festival entrance and open paddle time included. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in the race divisions, and giveaways, interactive activities, food and beverages are included with festival admission!

100% of proceeds benefit Explore Austin.