January 9, 2011

New USAPA Director of Ambassadors by Bill Booth

New USAPA Director of Ambassadors - Dr. Christopher Rampacek
   USAPA e-pickleball news - January 2011
   Submitted by Bill Booth, USAPA President


I am pleased to welcome Dr. Christopher "Doc" Rampacek to the USAPA board as Director of the Ambassador program. We are thrilled to have someone with Doc's extensive educational and sports background. Doc has a Doctor of Education degree and teaches undergraduate courses in health, wellness and physical activity. He has been an ambassador in the Houston area for over two years.

Earl Hill will continue in his present role of recruiting new ambassadors and assisting the director. As one of the founding board members of the "new" USAPA organization in 2005, Earl had the vision to develop the ambassador program. We are indebted to Earl for developing the program which has proven to be a driving force for the impressive growth of pickleball that we have seen throughout North America.