Kids The Winners at Billiard Education Expo Fundraiser
Combining opportunities to challenge top pros with a pool raffle put $2,300 in the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) coffers at last week’s Hopkins Super Billiards Expo. The money will support the BEF scholarship and junior programs. The fundraiser was made possible by the generous donation by Brunswick Billiards for the pool table raffle, a booth courtesy of Expo producers Dawn and Allen Hopkins and the pro players who provided exciting challenge matches for the amateur players and other Expo attendees to watch.
Professional billiard players donating their time to assist in the charity challenge were: Artistic Pool Masters Championship participants Andy Segal, Bruce Barthelette, and Tim Chin; WPBA pro players Ga Young Kim and Allison Fisher; and UPA pro players Mika Immonen, Mike Jackson, Raj Hundal, and Tim Hill.
Several volunteers assisted BEF Executive Director Laura Smith over the four-day expo to make this a successful fundraiser: Bob Hess, Martyne Backman, and Roger Gross. Roger amped up the entertainment factor by challenging a number of the pros to one-handed matches, several of which he “handily” won.
The Brunswick pool table was won by Pam Burns of Conowingo, MD. Ms. Burns is ecstatic about the opportunity to play pool at home with her 15-year-old son, Dustin Majerowicz. Dustin will be practicing and intends to qualify for the 2008 BEF Junior National 9- Ball Championships, which will be held at the University of Arizona, Tucson, this summer.
The BEF would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone whose donations, time, and commitment help to build youth billiard programs and support the future of our sport.
The Billiard Education Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization committed to furthering the standard of excellence and leadership within the billiard community by engaging in activities related to the education and cultural advancement of tomorrow’s leaders.
For more information about the BEF, please visit BilliardEducation.org or contact Laura Smith at 303.926.1039 or e-mail LauraSmith[at]BilliardEducation.org (mailto:LauraSmith@BilliardEducation.org).