Pulling together to unite for a common cause is the basis for the numerous charitable organizations found around the world…and the generosity of the average person is the engine that keeps their work going. Like many people who are passionate about what they do, pool players find ways to give back to causes that are important to them, while sharing their love for what they do.
Along with recent pool fundraisers including the Heroes Hearts Open, the benefit tournaments to support pool player Hunter Cole’s cancer treatment, the upcoming Rack for a Cure 9-Ball Charity Tournament, and countless others, the APA of Suffolk, NY on Long Island teamed up with area pool players in December, 2012 to support four different cancer foundations.
The event, which was dubbed ‘Crush for a Cure’, took place at Felt Billiards in Commack, NY…where teams of players came together to compete and share in their common goal of supporting those battling with cancer.
In total, $12,795 was raised through their efforts, which went toward the Lustgarten Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Cancercare of NY, and 1 in 9 Breast Care Coalition of Long Island. The event’s top fundraiser, Long Island pool player Evan Broxmeyer and his family’s company, Fairfield Properties, were intrinsic in making the event possible.
Following the loss of some of his family members, cancer treatment and research have become important causes to Broxmeyer, who looks to continue on with annual fundraisers in the future.
NYC Grind is pleased to present our latest video, which highlights the night of fun and collaboration at Felt.
Check out the video in the player above, and click here to read more details about the event on the APA’s website.