On Saturday, July 21 the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill APA held a one-of-a-kind fundraising event and tournament in conjunction with the APA Ladies “Tour for the Cure”.  The tournament was a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and was called “Crossing for the Cause”.  It was a Jack & Jill scotch doubles tournament with a twist – the “Jack” in the duo had to dress as a woman!  The tournament was held at On the Snap Billiards in Fuquay-Varina, NC and was an enormous success.  The guys went all out when it came to “crossing for the cause”!  A total of 29 scotch doubles teams participated.

The day started with the “Miss APA” womanless beauty pageant.  All of the guys filled out a questionnaire with their nickname, turn-ons and turn-offs, etc.  They strutted their stuff in front of a huge audience of cameras and laughter, while the DJ played their song and read their information.  Non-biased judges had a difficult time picking a winner, but crowned David “Clinique” Hunnicutt as Miss APA 2012.  Hunnicutt received a sash, crown, trophy and gift certificate to On The Snap Billiards.

Jeff Howell and Julie Haas edged out Steve Freeman and Sheri Page in the finals to win the modified single elimination scotch doubles tournament.  There were a multiple raffles and giveaways, and also a bake sale.  There were separate cue raffles which included two Fury jump cues (provided by Kelly Fisher’s sponsor) and a pink package that included a cue, break cue, case, chalk-holder, cue claw and pocket-marker donated by D&D Cue Repair.  When the final totals were added up, the tournament raised over $2,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The “Crossing For The Cause” Tournament was coordinated by Leslie Boulware, the APA Ladies’ Tour Director, with the help of Elizabeth Heinrich & Catherine Wood.  The APA Ladies “Tour for the Cure” offers local area female players the chance to get together for some great competition while also raising money to help find a cure for breast cancer.  The APA Ladies Tour consists of eight, one-day tournaments a year.  The tour alternates between 8-ball and 9-ball handicapped tournaments.  The tour sells 30 to 40 tour cards a year and averages 20 players per event. The tournaments rotate through local APA host locations that choose to participate, with Buck’s Billiards in Raleigh, NC and On The Snap Billiards in Fuquay Varina, NC being the main sponsor locations. Since its inception in 2006, the APA Ladies “Tour for the Cure” has raised over $10,000.00 towards the fight against breast cancer.

For more information about the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill APA, visit www.apa-raleigh.com.  For more information about the APA Ladies “Tour for the Cure”, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/APA-Raleigh-Ladies-Tour-for-the-Cure/186291114740830.

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