Dynamite Pickleball will host the Santa Barbara SMASH Pickleball Tournament, Sept. 8-10 at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara as a fundraiser for Child Hope International, a nonprofit group providing family strengthening services in Haiti.

All proceeds from the event will directly benefit Child Hope International’s programs and initiatives.

The tournament will feature a variety of formats catering to seasoned players as well as newcomers to the game:

Super Scramble: Get ready for fast-paced action as participants team up with different partners for each match.

Team Event: Players will have a chance to form their own teams and compete in a friendly yet competitive atmosphere.

Intro to Pickleball Clinic: For those new to the game, this clinic offers expert guidance to ensure everyone can enjoy the sport.

In addition to the tournament, there will be a raffle featuring prizes contributed by local businesses.

To register, visit www.santabarbarapickleballclub.com, go to login, create account, go to events, calendar and register.

Nearly 80% of the children in Haitian orphanages are not true orphans, Child Hope International reports. They are there because a family member living in poverty didn’t have the support they needed to adequately provide for them.

Many of these families long to be reunited yet can’t imagine how it would be possible because their situation is so desperate, according to Child Hope.

Child Hope International serves children and families separated by poverty in Haiti by providing reunification services, after care, and collaborating with orphanages so the children can experience the love of a family.

For more about Child Hope International and its work, visit www.childhope.org.

Dynamite Pickleball thanks sponsors BMW Santa Barbara, the Schloss family, Gungho Dogs, Partnervest Advicsor Group, Santa Barbara Happy Clothing, Santa Barbara Pickleball Shop, Chick-fil-a, Trader Joe’s, Los Agaves, Anna’s Bakery, Bibiji, 7-Day Nursery, Employees of Invoca, Dave Wilcox, Tracy Wilcox, Ben Sample, Lisa Wilcox and Richard Pastoria.

For information about becoming a sponsor, email amanda@childhope.org