Pickleball tournament benefits people who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease


There was a lot of fun and excitement happening Monday in the Rocket City.

The annual Pickleball Tournament took place at Fern Ball Rec Center in South Huntsville.

The event is in its second year and gives people, who love the sport, a chance to help raise money for people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

“It just amazes that people are willing to do this and not only enjoy their sport which is Pickleball, but to benefit those of us with Parkinson’s in the community,” said Jim Rhodes, co-founder of Rock Steady Boxing.

Jim Rhodes and his wife started a Huntsville chapter of Rock Steady Boxing when he was diagnosed with Parkison’s. 

The group started off with about three boxers and now has over 100 participants. 

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