The annual Shooting for a Cure pool tournament in Wisconsin Rapids was again a tremendous success. In its 11th year, the tournament raised $29,000 this year, bringing the total raised to nearly $250,000. Money raised supports breast cancer research at Marshfield Clinic.
Participants in this two-day event included 128 entries in the men's and women's pool competition. The players join in for the great competition, raffles, food and camaraderie. Many of the players have been affected by breast cancer, some are breast cancer survivors and other players are there to support a loved one who has been affected or to honor one who has lost the battle.
The event's success comes from the overwhelming support of volunteers and local businesses. Volunteers donate countless hours of time to preparing the food and refreshments for the event. Others work to acquire raffle items, prizes and other donations.
Peggy Jacoby and Doris Laskowski, sisters-in-law, came up with the idea. It continues to trickle down to other family members, including Brandon Jacoby from Jacoby Custom Cues. They are continually amazed by the support of local businesses, which donate generously to the event. It is held at Goose's Pub and Monkey's Bar in Wisconsin Rapids.
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