First Pickleball Charity Tournament a Smashing Success For Commercial Real Estate Women Orange County

More than 125 players and participants came out to support the annual summer fundraiser for Building Block Foundation Fund

Irvine and Newport Beach, CA (July 13, 2023) – Blue skies and horsetail clouds were the perfect backdrop for the 2023 CREW OC Charity Pickleball Tournament recently held at the Tennis & Pickeball Club on Tuesday, June 20, in Newport Beach. The afternoon event, hosted by CREW Orange County (Commercial Real Estate Women) and Investors Philanthropic/Joy of Giving was the chapter’s inaugural event, featuring the nationally recognized and popular sport of pickleball.

During the playoffs and team competitions, attendees enjoyed the festivities of a taco bar with drinks, a live DJ and swag bags along with a silent auction. The three teams receiving awards were: first place: Adam Surico and Mac Wiesner from Greystar, second place: Eric Paulsen from Kidder Matthews and Cindy Paulsen, and third place: Frances Pawlak from Corporate Business Interiors, and Chad Epeneter from Howard Building Corporation.

The companies participating as sponsors for the event included: AO Contractors, Southland EDC, BluSky, Parking Concepts, Inc., Kastle Systems, DIV Industrial, Partner ESI, Service Master, Swift Realty Partners, Greystar, RAM Construction, and Barton Integration. Media support and advertising was provided by, ConnectMedia and

About CREW Orange County

CREW Orange County is a local chapter of the CREW Network and has been serving Orange County real estate professionals since 1988. The Chapter celebrated its 30-year anniversary in 2020. CREW Orange County is a non-profit organization established to advance the success of women in commercial real estate through networking, education, leadership development and philanthropic involvement. Further information is available at For photos from the event, click on the image below.

CREW OC - 2023 Pickleball Tournament