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 communityplayers, Host Locations, vendors I deal with, as well as local businessesto 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 Amadors 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 bracketsSLs 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.
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