Raises $1,000 for the Billiard Education Foundation – Big Success for “Chalk up for a Cause” Fundraiser Event at Felt

Posted on by Alison Fischer

The not-for-profit Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) dedicates its energy toward building a better future for the sport’s young players…and thanks largely to the fundraising efforts of  dedicated individuals behind the scenes, the BEF continues to bring new opportunities to junior players around the country.

In one of their latest efforts to raise funds for their programs, the BEF teamed up with SoRewarding, a Denver-based fundraising group that helps provide a unique platform for nonprofits to build support. On Saturday, November 3, the BEF held a fundraising event at Felt Billiards in Englewood, CO and provided a fun way for billiard lovers to give back to the sport. Read on in the press release to get all the details. Raises $1,000 for the Billiard Education Foundation
Big Success for “Chalk up for  a Cause” Fundraiser Event at Felt

November 5, 2012 (Englewood, CO) – On Saturday, November 3 the SoRewarding Crew arrived at Felt Billiards in Englewood, Colorado setting up decorations, raffle prizes and t-shirts to prepare for a fun day of fundraising. Chalkboard signs throughout the room with sayings like, “Party for a Purpose,” set the tone for the 4-hour event. The crew was on a mission to raise money for the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) and that’s exactly what they did.

The company’s unique business model combines party-goers and venues with nonprofits to create a win-win-win situation for everyone. At this event, a $15 ticket got patrons two drinks, chips & dips, free pool, a pair of complimentary movie passes (courtesy of Southglenn Stadium 14 in South Denver), and a chance at some exclusive drawings. The profit from the ticket sales is then shared between the venue, SoRewarding, and the nonprofit.

Many of the BEF junior players were present to challenge the adults on the pool tables and the event also introduced a lot of new faces to Felt and to the billiard community. SoRewarding kicked off the spirit of giving with a generous donation of $500. Between the ticket sales, raffle sales, and donations, the day brought in $1,000.

Samm Diep with BEF junior players & the SoRewarding Crew

“On behalf of Felt and the Billiard Education Foundation, we’re thrilled with the event’s turnout and everyone’s kindness. is doing some really amazing things in the Denver metro area and I hope more people get involved,” said Samm Diep-Vidal, Executive Director for the BEF.

“SoRewarding is dedicated to giving back to local non-profit organizations like the Billiard Education Foundation and we love being able to do this through our RewardingCrew events! This event could not have been possible without the helpfulness of the Felt staff and the generous patrons who came out for this wonderful event! This event was just another great way to meet new people in Denver and raise money for great local cause,” said Kerstan B. Saylor, SoRewarding Event Coordinator.

Established in 2011, is a cause-focused social network that integrates giving with daily activities. The company has created a technology platform where users can request discounts, plan events, sell tickets and create and support fundraisers. For every action on SoRewarding, the company donates to a local non-profit of the user’s choice. Call (303) 339-3710 or visit to learn more about ways you can get involved.

The Billiard Education Foundation was formed in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity committed to promoting a lifelong love of pool and building the next generation of players through youth programs and academic scholarships. Visit or call (303) 926-1039 to learn more about junior billiard programs in your area.

About Alison Fischer

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