Apex PRD pickleball program leader receives “Everyday Hero” award from KMGH-TV

“Pickleball Ken” Marquardt is an ambassador for the burgeoning sport of pickleball. “Ambassador” is an official volunteer job for those who love the game and help bring people together to play in a particular region.

Pickleball is a racquet sport featuring elements of tennis, badminton, ping pong and racquetball. Its unique appeal draws a wide range of ages and abilities, and for those who encounter “Pickleball Ken” at the Apex Center, it’s almost impossible not to try it out. In fact, Pickleball Ken has helped bring about 470 players to various facilities in Westminster, Broomfield, Lakewood and Arvada.

For that reason, he was recently chosen to receive the Channel 7 Everyday Hero Award. To learn more about the sport and about Pickleball Ken, visit http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/7everyday-hero/volunteer-expanding-pickleball-across-metro-area.