BY MICHELLE KEY
During Tuesday nights city council meeting, Point Broadband presented the city of Opelika with a check for $100,000 as a sponsor of Opelika’s pickleball facility. The newest facility will be completed later this year and will include 12 new covered courts. Point’s Area General Manager Al McCambry said, ” … One of the things on that value [mission] statement is we want to be a partner with the communities in which we serve. And this is an idea of what a partnership can look like.” Point Broadband moved its headquarters to Opelika last fall.
“It is not only an operational market for us, but our corporate headquarters,” Nipper said. “We’re fully engaged in Opelika for sure.”
Mayor Gary Fuller expressed his appreciation for Point Broadband and their presence in Opelika. “I want to tell you how much the city appreciates your involvement in our community and what you are doing as a sponsor to make Opelika a destination point.”
Point’s Vice President of Marketing, Taylor Nipper, said that he believes that Opelika is on the spot with pickleball. “Pickleball is such a huge, fast-growing sport,” Nipper said. “I think you are on the spot with pickleball as a destination point for Opelika.”
Opelika Parks and Recreation Director Sam Bailey stated that Point Broadband will be listed as a sponsor and their name will be on the new court facility.
Pictured left to right in photo above are Opelika Pickleball Club President Jim Young, Bailey, Fuller, McCambry and Nipper.