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University of Sanibel, Gherki Gear announce new clothing and accessories

By Staff | Nov 1, 2017

Gherki Gear's newest accessories. ASHLEY GOODMAN

During Sundial Beach Resort and Spa’s first annual Pickleball Classic which will be held Nov. 3-5, University of Sanibel owners Curt Will and Ann Runyon Will, will be unveiling their new line of pickleball accessories, aptly named Gherki Gear, which includes paddles, caps, court towels and coordinating bags.

“Gherki Gear paddles are made in the USA by Engage Pickleball – one of the best known and highly recognized companies in the business. All of our paddles comply with the USPA guidelines are listed and approved for sanctioned tournament play. With pickleball sweeping the country and the world, we are excited to be partnering with Sundial in their inaugural tournament event which is a promise of more exciting things to come,” said Gherki Gear and University of Sanibel Owner, Curt Will.

All of the artwork was done by editorial cartoonist, Doug MacGregor.

The tournament, which has reached its full capacity, has attracted many well-known players. Ann said that Gherki Gear will be one of the sponsors for the event.

“We are actively involved in a partnership with Sundial Beach Resort and Spa for this tournament. We are putting some of our Gherki Gear products in the gift bags with the participants. We’re also going to be courtside with our Gherki Gear products,” said Gherki Gear and University of Sanibel owner Ann Runyon Will.

Sundial Beach Resort and Spa will host the Pickleball Classic on their 12 pickleball courts which were opened back in May – the courts are available to both the resort guests and the public. Registration for the tournament ended on Oct. 31.

Gherki Gear can be purchased at Sundial Beach Resort and Spa’s Pro Tennis Shop, and soon on universityofsanibel.com.

In addition to the new pickleball gear, the couple also made some updates to their line of clothing for the University of Sanibel which is now in its fourth year of business.

“We’re moving away from our traditional logo sportswear look into some fresh new designs that are more beach and island-related,” Ann said. “For example we have new shirts coming out which feature the Sanibel Lighthouse and we other shirts that are coming out that feature shells and birds,” Ann said.

The new University of Sanibel clothing will be available for purchase next week at the following retailers: H2O Outfitters, Paradise of Sanibel, The Sporty Seahorse, Trader’s Store and Cafe, Suncatcher’s Dream, Bailey’s General Store and Bailey’s Marketplace at Sundial Beach Resort and Spa.

For more information, go to universityofsanibel.com.