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DePauw Tennis Teams Offer Lessons to Raise Funds and Awareness for Team Riggle Foundation

April 13, 2012

Riggle Scott 0708wtenGreencastle, Ind. - In an effort to raise awareness and money for the Team Riggle Foundation and Parkinson's Disease, the DePauw men's and women's tennis teams are offering free tennis lessons to people of all ages and abilities on Sunday, April 15, at the DePauw tennis courts from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Team Riggle Foundation is a nonprofit organization that DePauw men's and women's tennis coach Scott Riggle has founded to raise money directly benefiting the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and targeting early onset of Parkinson’s.

Coach Riggle was diagnosed with the disease over a year ago and has chosen to use his experience with Parkinson's as an opportunity to contribute to the research of Parkinsons through the founding of his not-for-profit organization.

"Supporting the Team Riggle Foundation is important to me not only so that I might support coach Riggle and the values he stands for, but also because he has helped my teammates and me develop as tennis players and as individuals," DePauw senior Kelly Gebert said.

"Being involved with an organization which is larger than tennis or I put things in a perspective which coach Riggle constantly lives out."

Those wishing to donate should make checks payable to "The Team Riggle Foundation."

The teams are also selling bracelets and t-shirts which can be purchased by contacting Kaitlin Pickrell at kaitlinpickrel_2015@depauw.edu

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