On Oct. 5, 2014, the Louisville APA held the Inaugural Tournament for Tatas to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. Twelve teams came out to Diamond Pub & Billiards in Louisville to participate in this fun-filled scotch doubles event which included a guest appearance by professional trick shot artist Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman.

“We have several breast cancer survivors in our League and we’re just thankful for the opportunity to hold a charity event that touches the lives of our players and impacts our community in such a big way,” said Louisville APA League Operator Danielle Hecht. “That’s what it’s all about—giving back to the community!”

Dr. Cue performed amazing trick shots and provided instructional clinics throughout the day for the participants. Dr. Cue also took on challenge matches. There were five mini-games for participants to compete in, which included Dr. Cue’s lag competition, 8 and 9-on-the-break competitions, coin flip, and money shot. Many local businesses donated cash, gift cards, and other items to be raffled off at the event.

“I’m a 7 year survivor of Stage 3 breast cancer. It was a wonderful feeling to have our local APA sponsor a tournament for research to help find a cure for breast cancer,” said Louisville APA member Camilla Fentress.

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, as well as the Louisville APA members who participated, the League raised $2,500! The proceeds were split between the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center and HIS Breast Cancer Awareness and will be used directly for research for a cure!

“The tournament was spectacular with a day full of fun and camaraderie,” said Fentress. “I had a great time. The mini-games were a big plus as everyone rooted each other on. I’m looking forward to next year’s bigger and better event and the opportunity to further help fund research for this disease.”

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