Family honors sister with pickleball tournament

Theresa Tracy Trot Pickleball Tournament
Theresa Tracy Trot Pickleball Tournament(WEEK)
Published: Mar. 19, 2023 at 9:48 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 21, 2023 at 6:30 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25News Now) - A sport taking over in recent years is now becoming a staple for fundraising.

Pickleball is picking up steam and is making its comeback to Central Illinois in a big way.

At the Eastside Center, families and loved ones of Theresa Tracy held their first pickleball tournament on Sunday afternoon.

Tracy died of pancreatic cancer and now her brothers are working hard to raise money for research to find a cure for the disease.

On Sunday, they raised another $500 with this tournament.

Tracy’s family says after watching her six-month battle with cancer at 44 years old, they want to help with early intervention.

”We’re trying any and everything to raise money for pancreatic cancer. All our money goes to research for pancreatic cancer, goes to Illinois Cancer Care, Illinois School of Medicine, and Unity Point Foundation,” said Orin Naramore, Tracy’s brother and founder of Theresa Tracy Trot.

Registration is now open for this November’s four-mile run and two-mile walk for the annual Theresa Tracy Trot. It’s scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 a.m.