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On Feb. 23, Northwest Dallas APA lost one of its members, Joe Amador III, in a tragic motorcycle accident.  He was only 24 years old.  When League Operator Lori Way found out that Joe left behind twin 6-year-old daughters, the ache in her heart told her she needed to do something to help his family in such a difficult time.

“I thought about those two little girls, and how hard it must be on them to be without their daddy,” Way said.  “So I decided I needed to do something.  I called upon the APA community—players, Host Locations, vendors I deal with, as well as local businesses—to help me raise money for this family.”  Way also reached out to the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers for donations.  “I had an overwhelming response from everyone,” Way said.

On March 25 Way conducted a pool tournament to raise money for Amador’s family.  The tournament took place at Wizards Sports Café in Richardson, Texas, and also featured a break-and- run contest, speed break contest, silent auction and raffle.  Wizards donated 10% of their food sales for the day, and even added a little extra.  “All said and done, we raised $3,894 that will be put in a trust fund for the twins,” Way said.  The girls also received a box of new toys from an APA member who is a toy distributer in the Dallas area.

The 8-Ball Singles tournament was broken down into three brackets—SLs 2-3, SLs 4-5 and SLs 6-7.  Andrew Youngman won the SLs 2-3 bracket with John Liles finishing in 2nd Place.  The SLs 4-5 bracket was won by Henry Castillo, with Phoebe Simon taking 2nd.  Orietta Strickland took 1st Place in the SLs 6-7 bracket with TJ Davis coming in 2nd.

For more information on Northwest Dallas APA visit nwdallas.apaleagues.com.

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