Making A Racket For A Cause: Dr. Amen’s Pickleball Benefit Tournament

On March 24th 2024, Dr. Daniel G. Amen, renowned psychiatrist and brain health advocate, hosted a Pickleball Benefit Tournament in Newport Beach, California that brought together enthusiasts of all levels for a day of sport and philanthropy. Despite the initial challenge of rainy skies, the event saw beginners and pros alike rallying on the court, all in support of The Change Your Brain Foundation and The Lemons Foundation by Tay and Taylor Lautner.

The tournament, held in collaboration with special guests and sponsors like BrainMD, Drink Twisted Alchemy, Going Dry Co, Amen Clinics, Generation Impact, BYLT Basics, Alys Health, Clean Energy Fuels, and Elysian Fine Jewelry showcased the power of community coming together for a common cause. As players warmed up and spirits lifted, the rain clouds parted just in time, allowing the games to proceed under clear skies.

Dr. Amen’s passion for promoting brain health and wellness was evident throughout the event, reminding participants of the importance of staying active and engaged for both physical and mental well-being. The Pickleball Benefit Tournament not only provided a platform for friendly competition but also served as a testament to the impact of collective action in supporting meaningful causes.

BrainMD Team Pickleball Benefit Tournament

BrainMD Team Members Serving up Brain-Healthy Mocktails

Dr. Daniel & Tana Amen at the Pickleball Benefit

Dr. Daniel & Tana Amen at the Pickleball Benefit

“We are on a mission to end mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health,” said Amen.  “By empowering individuals with the knowledge and tools to nurture their brain’s vitality, we can pave the way towards a future where mental well-being is the norm, not the exception.”

2 Brain-Healthy Mocktails by BrainMD

BrainMD joined the festivities by serving brain-healthy mocktails and sampling their range of products. Attendees had the opportunity to fuel their bodies and minds with delicious concoctions designed to support cognitive function and overall well-being. Get the recipes for their delicious Boost My Brain and Calm My Brain Mockatils below. 

2 Brain Healthy Mocktail Recipes | BrainMD

Calm My Brain Mocktail

Ingredients for 1 serving:

 6 to 8 blackberries

4 large mint leaves, plus a small bunch for garnish

½ lime, juiced

2 tsp honey


lime flavored sparkling water (about 8 oz)

2 L-Theanine Gummies for garnish

1 Calm My Brain capsule for extra relaxation


  1. In a short glass, muddle blackberries, mint, honey and lime juice. 
  2. Top with ice and lime flavored sparkling water. 
  3. Thread BrainMD’s L-Theanine Gummies onto a cocktail pick for garnish alongside more fresh mint. 
  4. Mix in one Calm My Brain capsule. 


Boost My Brain Mocktail

Ingredients for 1 serving:

1 packet of Brain Boost On-The-Go

12 oz water

2 tbsp coconut milk

¼ fresh lemon, juiced

lots of ice

2 strawberries, sliced 

Coconut flakes for garnish


  1. Combine Brain Boost On-The-Go with water. Add coconut milk. Frother helps mix everything well.
  2. Layer bottom of glass with half the sliced strawberries. Top with ice.
  3. Pour drink over ice and garnish with fresh strawberries and coconut.

For more healthy mocktail recipes, head here. Cheers to your brain health! 

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Jessica Sweeney