September 12, 2014 (Englewood, CO):
Hall of Famer Jeanette Lee aka “The Black Widow” is offering her support, as well as the resources of her new non-profit charitable organization, the Black Widow Foundation (BWF), to help America’s best junior players compete in the WPA World Junior 9-Ball Championships.
Through the Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) Junior National 9-Ball Championships, nine of our nation’s best young players have qualified to compete in the upcoming event to be held November 15-19, 2014, in Shanghai, China.
While these talented junior players have qualified and would love to represent Team USA in Shanghai, they and a mandatory chaperone receive no stipend for the long and costly trip to China. As a result, the BWF is beginning an annual drive to design unique fundraisers to support the juniors, and will be encouraging all interested billiard players and enthusiasts to take part in this effort.
These young players are dedicated, talented, and capable of winning the event—they deserve the support of all interested in improving our sport. Recipients of these funds will be asked to submit an essay, conduct themselves as true ambassadors for America throughout their journey to China, and to regularly update BWF on the trip.