Memphis APA held their annual St. Jude Shoot for a Cure Tournament Dec. 6-7, 2019. The format was 8-Ball Doubles and they had a full field of 64 teams play. In addition to the main tournament, they also ran six 8 and 9-Ball mini tournaments, along with a 32-player mini tournament. Four APA League areas participated in this event.
“Our annual St. Jude Shoot for a Cure tournament is one of the highlights of our League year,” said Memphis APA League Operator Nika Harvison. “We have generous donors who provide raffle prizes, silent auction items, and cash donations to help with raising money for St. Jude.”
Over $10,000 in raffle items and silent auction items were donated to the benefit! Donations included restaurant gift certificates, Visa gift cards, Meucci cues, a Predator cue, a Viking cue, smart TVs, quilts, duck hunts, hog hunts, weekend cabin getaways, Memphis Redbirds box seats, custom brick firepits, tablets, etc. There were too many to list! They also ran break contests and target pool contests.
After all was said and done, they raised a total of $8,411 for St. Jude!!
Memphis APA has already set their goal at $10,000 in 2020!
“Why St. Jude? This is a question I’ve been asked several times over the last two years when we advertise our Shoot for a Cure tournament,” Harvison said. “Helping St. Jude is very important to our APA family in Memphis. They are located in our own backyard and they treat kids from all over the world.”
According to St. Jude, approximately 75% of their budgeted costs are covered by public contributions. They, in turn, are very generous with any discoveries they make by sharing with doctors and scientists worldwide in hopes of saving other children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food-this allows parents to focus on what is the most important- their child. Visit stjude.org for more info or to donate.