State announces fundraising campaign for Jackson County pickleball courts

A state grant could help bring new sports facilities to Jackson County.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority is announcing a fundraising campaign for pickleball courts in Brownstown, under the state’s CreatINg Places program.

The Jackson County project would be for four outdoor pickleball courts in the Brownstown Town Park. Organizers with the Brownstown Pickleball Association have until April 7th to raise their half of the funds, or $15,000.

Angela Sibrel of the Brownstown Pickleball Association said the project would not only contribute “to the creation of a recreational space but also fostering a healthier and more connected community.”

The CreatINg Places program began in 2016 and matches funds for projects submitted by non-profit groups and local governments up to a $50,000 thousand dollar state match. So far, more than $10.8 million in public funds have been donated for Indiana projects, generating $8.7 in state matching grants.

Pledges can be made through  You can also make donations in person or by mail through the Community Foundation of Jackson County.

Graphic courtesy of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and Brownstown Pickleball Association.