Cargill Donates To Oskaloosa Tennis Program

Cargill donated over $8,000 to the Oskaloosa Tennis Team this past week.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – Oskaloosa High School Tennis Coach Tony Witt, Oskaloosa Activities Director Ryan Parker, along with Ryan Colter, and a group from Cargill, watched as a new tennis ball machine launched balls to those daring enough to take a swing.

The new machines come with a sticker price of $4,000 each. Witt says the machines are state of the art and can shoot balls with top spin, under spin, and lobs. The ball machines are remote controlled so that the coach can pause the machine to give instruction. “I’m excited,” says Witt of the new equipment.

Colter, who is with Cargill, said the funds for the program were made available through a grant from the Cargill Cares Council. “We support the ones that make sense and are in line with Cargill’s guiding principles.”

Those principles are focused on healthy, nutritional, and active lifestyles. “Anything that we can give to local communities and schools,” added Colter of the council’s support for 501c3 organizations.

Witt thanked Cargill for their donation and to Swims Sporting Goods, who helped to find and order the ball machines. “They did an awesome job getting them in here.”

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