When a fire destroyed the home and belongings of APA member Rick Berg, his Central Illinois APA family sprang into action, helping anyway they could.  Taking up a collection for clothes and toys to help replace the tangible items Rick, his wife Susan, and their 18-month-old son Caleb desperately needed was step one.  Organizing a benefit to raise money for the Berg Family was step two.

The benefit was held Nov. 6 at Rendezvous Bar & Grill in Decatur, Ill., and featured a pool tournament, auction, raffles, DJ and an all-you-can-eat buffet.  During the event, $5,950 was raised, as well as numerous toys and articles of clothing.

Thirty-one players participated in the pool tournament, with Phil Crandall taking 1st Place.  Kevin Newsham finished 2nd, while Carol Gifford finished 3rd.

For more information about the Central Illinois APA please visit illinoisapa.com.

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