Pickleball tournament in Norway hopes to end Alzheimer’s

A team playing pickleball.
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NORWAY, Mich. (WLUC) - Yoopers pickling against Alzheimer’s took place Thursday at Marion Park in Norway.

Pickleball combines the elements of tennis, ping pong and badminton.

The fundraiser drew people from all around the Upper Peninsula. 16 teams with two people per team played throughout the afternoon.

A father and son duo has led this event the past two years in honor of their wife and mother who is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s.

"My son and I have been very, very active in trying to make awareness of the disease as well as creating activities for people to have fun and contribute to the cause of trying to find a cure for Alzheimer's. No one's been cured yet,” said Event Coordinator, Wayne Backlund.

The event was a minimum $10 donation to play. All proceeds go to help end the disease.

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