Pittsburgh pickleball tournament attracts more than 400 players while raising money for Parkinson Foundation

Pittsburgh pickleball tournament attracts more than 400 players while raising money for Parkinson Foundation
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(June 28, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA, www.pghcitypaper.com)

The GAMMA Pickleball Classic tournament, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, saw 413 players from 17 states and Canada, take to the hard court. This year, the Pickleball Classic raised about $22,000 for the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. While studies aren’t available publicly describing the benefits of pickleball in Parkinson’s patients, cardiovascular exercise, such as boxing and biking, has been shown to slow the disease’s symptoms and promote mobility. Pickleball falls under that umbrella. Read More…

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