Memphis APA held their 5th Annual Shoot for a Cure event Dec. 8-11, 2022 at the Fitz Casino in Tunica, Miss. Last year, Memphis League Operators Bobby & Nika Harvison had fellow League Operators Chris & Stephanie Seiple of the SC Midlands APA reach out about participating in the event. They were happy to have them involved!
This year they added a Team Captain style format because they had so many people interested in playing in the event. A total of 96 Doubles teams, 31 Team Captain style teams, and 40 8-Ball Open teams signed up to participate. Over 500 players from seven APA League areas showed up!
Tons of raffle and silent auction items were donated. Fitz Casino even gave them the ballroom space for free and paid for the pool table and light rentals!
SC Midlands APA went above and beyond and raised a total of $7,325 before even getting to the tournament!
“This donation was such a surprise to us!” Nika said. “Memphis APA cannot thank SC Midlands APA enough for their hard work and contribution to this event!”
When all was said and done, $33,000 was raised for St. Jude!!
“This is what makes this job worth it!” Nika said. “This event has grown into something we could never have imagined over the last five years. APA is way more than just pool!”