Ray A. Perez of Craig, Colo., began playing pool at a very young age. He began teaching his daughter to play when she was just 8 years old. Together, pool was their favorite past time. In 2001, they created an APA team together. They competed for a spot in the National Team Championships several times, but never made it, however, it was a great hobby the two enjoyed together until 2005. Ray passed in August of 2006. He will be forever missed by all who knew him and by the Craig, Colo., APA teams.