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Serve, Swing and Support: The 6th Annual John Pelham Memorial Racquetball Tournament is Back

It's that time of the year again when we come together for something truly extraordinary – the John Pelham Memorial Tournament of Champions. This racquetball tournament and fundraiser is presented by the Live Like John Foundation in collaboration with the Military Adaptive Court Sports, Green Beret Foundation, and Oregon Youth Challenge Program to honor the legacy of U.S. Army Specialist John A. Pelham and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation

Event Details

  • Date: November 30 - December 3, 2023

  • Location: Multnomah Athletic Club

  • Address: 11465 SW Pacific Hwy, Portland, OR 97223

About the Tournament

The John Pelham Memorial Tournament of Champions, one of the largest annual tournaments in the Pacific Northwest, will bring together:

  • Professional athletes

  • Racquetball enthusiasts

  • Community members

For a weekend filled with action, sportsmanship, and camaraderie.

Our Mission

"We are proud to host this tournament and fundraiser as a way to pay tribute to our fallen heroes and support the families they left behind," said Wendall Pelham, President and Co-Founder of Live Like John. "This event is not only about showcasing racquetball talent, but also about demonstrating our gratitude for the men and women who have given their lives in service to our country."

All proceeds from the tournament and fundraiser will be directed to:

These nonprofit organizations are dedicated to supporting veterans and families of the military. By participating in this event, attendees will not only witness thrilling racquetball matches but also contribute to a meaningful cause that honors our nation's heroes.

Special Thanks

"We extend our sincere thanks to Penn, The MAC, NoHos Hawaiian Cafe, Jolly Web Consulting, Military Adaptive Court Sports, Jon Cedar House Media, and all our supporters for making this event possible," added Pelham. "Their generosity is what allows us to continue to not only host, but grow this tournament, year after year."

About Live Like John:

Live Like John is a foundation dedicated to furthering U.S. Army Specialist John A. Pelham’s legacy of service, by supporting our nation's military Gold Star Families and veterans.

How to Register

To register as a player in the tournament, visit

Online Registration Deadline: November 24 at 8:00 PM CST Phone Registration Deadline: November 25 at 12:00 AM CST

Get Involved

Live Like John encourages all members of the community to join us in this memorable event, paying tribute to our fallen heroes while enjoying competitive racquetball.

Media & Contact

For media inquiries or questions about playing in the tournament, please contact: Wendall Pelham, President and Co-Founder of Live Like John Foundation at 503-209-7918 or email

Stay up to date

For more information, please visit and follow Live Like John on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on the event’s latest announcements and news.


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