We are holding a second tournament for 2024 to allow more participation in this exciting sport!

The second part of the annual Charles Thacker Memorial Lions Club Pickleball Tournament will take place June 29th. All proceeds will be used to purchase eyeglasses, perform cataract surgeries, and many other efforts to assist the less fortunate of Bradley County and the City of Cleveland. This is one of our primary fundraisers and everyone has a great time. Join us to have fun and help serve our community!

2023 Tournament

About Charles Thacker

Charles Thacker was an honored Lion, of good humor, grace, and kindness. He was hands-on in performing thousands of eye screenings for Lions Club over 50 years in various towns in which he lived. His positive attitude affected all around him.
He graduated from Neville High School in Monroe, LA, in 1957 and from Northeast Louisiana University in 1962. He had a long career with Louisiana Power and Light/Entergy Corporation throughout northeast Louisiana and southern Arkansas. He attained an MBA from NLU and then completed his working years as a certified financial planner with John Kelly and Associates in Monroe, LA. Charles was an avid tennis player! We miss him greatly and proudly name our annual pickleball tournament in his Honor!