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If you were at Cue Ball Billiards in Bakersfield, Calif., Halloween weekend you might have thought you stumbled into a costume party.  But in reality, the men wearing bras weren’t trying to win a costume contest, they were “supporting” a good cause.  APA of Bakersfield held a 9-Ball Singles tournament to raise money for the American Cancer Society and Breast Cancer awareness.  In addition to the $10 entry fee, all participants had to wear a bra.

League Operator Michelle Henry wanted the tournament to be a fun event.  “We used APA rules, but no handicaps,” Henry said.  “Each player was given three life lines—ask a friend (coaching time-out), use a friend (have someone else shoot one shot for them), and pass (turn the table over to the opponent without penalty). The tournament was about having fun and raising money and we did both.”  A total of $400 was raised for the American Cancer Society.

Thirty-nine players participated in the modified single elimination tournament that saw Ryan Bonilla take 1st Place.  Wayne Moore won the Biggest Supporter prize.  Moore was voted best dressed and best attitude by the participants.

For more information on the American Cancer Society visit cancer.org; and for more information on the APA of Bakersfield visit bakersfield.apaleagues.com.

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