“Paddles & Pints” event raises money for EA Therapeutic Health in Rochester

(ABC 6 News) – The first-ever Paddles & Pints event, a fundraiser for EA Therapeutic Health, was held Sunday afternoon at Chip Shots in Rochester.

The public was invited to play games, participate in a pickleball tournament, a silent auction and watch the Vikings game with former Viking Marcus Sherels.

All proceeds went toward EA Therapeutic Health’s All-Access Pathway Program to ensure equitable access to specialized health and wellness services for children and adults with neurological or physical disabilities in the community.

“There are so many people that want to access our services but just don’t have the financial means or the insurance to cover it anymore or perhaps don’t qualify for state help. So, they really fall through a gap and need to continue services to stay healthy and happy. With this money, we help give scholarships so they can continue to come and work with us,” CEO and Founder of EA Therapeutic Health Melanie Brennan said.

I’m glad the Vikings won today. It’s an honor to be here supporting Marcus and a great place to hang out,” Andrew Watts of Rochester said at the event.

Brennan said their goal was to raise $30,000 and she said they are already looking forward to next year after Sunday’s success.

EA Therapeutic Health was previously known as ExercisAbilities.