To improve the lives of children by sharing the history and excitement of the game of pinball.
Pinball Outreach Project (POP for short) is a 501(c)(3) charity founded in 2012 by Executive Director Nicole Anne Reik. POP first began as a traveling program bringing pinball machines to children’s hospitals along the West coast. Today, in addition to our hospital and outreach visits, we have a headquarters located in NE Portland. POP HQ is a family friendly arcade offering free pinball lessons, school visits and free pinball for kids (13+under).
Board of Directors
Nicole Anne Reik
Founder, Executive Director/President
Nicole is the founding member of POP and began playing pinball in the early 90′s but did not find her true passion for it until 2011. Nicole has a background in Accounting and is responsible for planning fundraising events, community outreach as well as the day to day operations. Nicole lives in Portland, OR.
Jim has been a volunteer for POP since it’s inception. A pinball collector of over 20 games Jim is a often found helping with logistics and moving games for the program. Jim was half of the team that designed and created POP’s Remote Flipper box. Jim lives in Pleasenton, CA and plays in the East Bay Pinball League.
TJ started playing pinball at the age of 7 and has been a POP volunteer since its inception. He was half of the team that designed and created POP’s Remote Flipper Box. As a collector of over 140 pinball machines TJ is the first person consulted when a game needs to be modified for the program. He is often loaning games and helping with program logistics. TJ lives in the East Bay and makes special appearances at many Bay Area leagues.