Wayne Backlund

is fundraising to honor:

Susie Backlund, a victim of early on-set Alzheimers. A fifteen year battle.

Fundraising Progress

Mr. Wayne Backlund
of Goal
$3,500 Raised

Solstice Champion

I am

playing Pickleball

to fight Alzheimer's

My Story



Benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Lions Park Courts 

Check-In at  2pm/Play starts 2:30pm 

The Chaska Pickleball Tournament is being held as part of the Alzheimer’s Associations Longest Day fundraiser.  The Longest Day is the day of the year with the most light — the summer solstice.  

 And it's the day I have committed to fight Alzheimer's disease!  Funds raised from the  

Chaska Longest Day Pickleball Tournament will go to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. 


Below are details of the Tournament: 

•Entry Fee is a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association – Recommended donation of $15 per player.   

•Registration deadline is June 14 – limited to 48 players 

•First rounds of tournament will be Women’s division/Men’s division 

•Final rounds will be mixed doubles time permitting 

•Games will be 12 minutes maximum length 

•Each participant will play 6 games 


A picnic lunch including hot dogs, chips & root beer floats and a gift basket raffle will follow the pickleball tourney.  All proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Association.  Family and friends encouraged to come cheer on participants, attend picnic and enter raffle. 


To register for the tournament, please make your registration donation on line at http://act.alz.org/goto/ChaskaPickleballTournament  and clicking on the DONATE button.   

To enter the tournament by paying with check or cash, please contact Wayne Backlund at backlundwayne@gmail.com or 269-753-2112 


Please join us and share with family and friends as we participate in The Longest Day and Stand Up to the Darkness of Alzheimer’s. 

The Power of a Donation

The dollars you raise fuel the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

Add your name to my donor list today!


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