Friday, May 29, 2009

NEW: Ann Arbor Petanque Club

Today I received a very nice phone call from Howard Ando. Mr. Ando and his spouse, Jane Wilkinson have spearheaded the creation of petanque courts in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I have attached a link to the Ann Arbor Chronicle which explains in more detail the tremendous generousity of the couple and their passion for petanque.

Four courts have been approved to be built at Burns Park (see attached maps) which is within walking distance of the University of Michigan Campus. When the construction is complete, I hope we can all come over to play on what will be very splendid petanque pistes. In the meantime, please contact Mr. Ando at if you have any questions or simply want to say "bonjour"

I know that Maury B. who plays at the Detroit Petanque Club lives in the Ann Arbor area and will be quite excited about the prospect of playing boule on his home ground. Aaron E., newly minted graduate of U. of M. will doubtless be visiting his friends on campus and can also stop by to test out the terrain.

In these opening stages, there is not yet an official name for the club, so perhaps it is best to say they are the Ann Arbor Pistes... that is, until Howard and Jane decided upon an official name.

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