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“Humana Champions Showcase” to Debut at PPA Carvana Arizona Cup

Author: Matt Cudzinowski | February 14, 2024

“Humana Champions Showcase” will Highlight Amateur 50+ Age Brackets at PPA Tour Events in Mesa, Austin, Cincinnati and Fort Lauderdale and Feature Special Experiences by Humana

Registration and Tickets available at ppatour.com

DALLAS – Humana and the Carvana Professional Pickleball Association (PPA Tour) are excited to announce the “Humana Champions Showcase,” a dedicated amateur series highlighting senior amateur competition at four key stops on the PPA Tour. Humana and the PPA Tour previously unveiled a broad partnership “in recognition of pickleball’s rapidly growing popularity thanks to America’s seniors.” 

“As a champion of seniors for decades, Humana strives to create experiences that promote healthy lifestyles and foster social connections to improve people’s lives. We celebrate the power of pickleball to do just that and this Showcase gives us a chance to support the athletes leading the charge,” said Jennifer Bazante, Chief Marketing Officer at Humana.

The “Humana Champions Showcase” will highlight the incredible athletes of each 50+ age bracket at the four dedicated PPA Tour stops. Champions of each bracket will win the Humana Champions Showcase trophy as well as a gift card to Pickleball Central, courtesy of the PPA Tour. 

Additionally, clinics will be available to select participants and taught by Dave Fleming, a top Senior Pro and the “Voice of the PPA Tour” at select tournament locations. Fleming will also host a content series that shares tips on living a healthy life, improving your pickleball game and choosing the right gear. 

“Pickleball is a sport for all ages, and we are thrilled to partner with Humana to highlight and uplevel the experience for our most seasoned players,” said Fleming. “Humana and the PPA Tour are changing the game and making the sport even more enjoyable for seniors, which we didn’t even think was possible!”

The first Humana Champions Showcase will take place at the PPA Carvana Arizona Cup at Bell Bank Park in Mesa, February 20-25. For more information and to register to play, visit ppatour.com.

About Humana Inc: 
Humana Inc. is committed to putting health first – for our teammates, our customers, and our company. Through our Humana insurance services, and our CenterWell health care services, we make it easier for the millions of people we serve to achieve their best health – delivering the care and service they need, when they need it. These efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, Medicaid, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large. Learn more about what we offer at Humana.com and at CenterWell.com.

About Carvana PPA Tour:
Founded in 2019, the Carvana PPA Tour is where pickleball’s top athletes go head-to-head to determine the best male and female players in the world. The Carvana PPA Tour organizes and conducts tournaments at world-class facilities across the country, establishes player rankings, and showcases the world’s best pickleball week in and week out. Inviting amateur players to also compete and “play where the pros play,” the Carvana PPA Tour offers divisions for every age group and skill level. Characterized by a uniquely festive and fun atmosphere, Carvana PPA Tour events deliver unparalleled experiences for fans on-site, including pro player meet-and-greets, clinics, food, beverages, live entertainment, giveaways, games, shopping, and VIP upgrades. For more information, go to www.ppatour.com, and follow us on social: Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn.

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