MDA Send a Kid to Camp
Madison Park Bowl
Madison Heights, Michigan
March 25th, 2006
By Rob Kern & Coco Brown
Success at 2nd Annual MDA Tournament in Madison Heights, Michigan
March 25th, 2006
marked the continued success at the Madison Park Bowl in Madison
Heights, Michigan. Rob Kern’s 2nd MDA “Send a
Kid to Camp” tournament (sponsored by PLNG – Pioneers
& Legends and New Generations) exceeded last year’s
total as well as expected goals for this year. Every year,
MDA has a “send a kid to camp” program. The cost
for sending one kid to camp is $600. Last year’s goal
to raise enough to send one kid was exceeded by raising $1,570.
This year’s goal was to raise enough to send three kids,
or $1,800. Again, our goal was exceeded by raising $2,100.
This year, Rob Kern was notified that once we reach the $3,000
mark, Rob will be able to attend the telethon in person to
present the raised funds.
This one day event
was announced to be either an AB or ABC; dependent upon the
number of players. Although last year the event was an AB,
continued growth of this tournament brought 36 players, (ranging
in experience from the best in Michigan to almost “first
time players”). This resulted in an ABC tournament.
Alonzo Cottrell, Deb Kern
Jim Earl Madary
First place victors
were Alonzo Cottrell, Deb Kern, and Betty Parrish, followed
in second place by Jim Earl Madary, Steve Jurik, and Rachel
Pendergrast. Finishing in third were Jason Papa, Carolyn Perry,
and Peggy Williams.
The day was filled
with food, fun, and prizes. Special thanks goes to the following
individuals: Paul Panholzer for donating a custom designed
weight case (won by Burt Lowe), host Jason Papa and staff
for the wonderful hospitality provided, Betty Parrish (founder
of PLNG) for providing food, door prizes and a set of American
shuffleboard weights for raffle (won by Rob Meuller), Rob
& Deb Kern for providing food and door prizes, CoCo &
Cindy Brown for providing food and door prizes, Carolyn Perry
for providing food and door prizes, and Tom & Jackie Meagher,
Travis Taylor, Kim Stripe, Tom & Peggy Williams, and Jason
Papa also for providing food.
gets ready for his next shot..
recognition is give to the following Platinum Sponsors:
John McDermott (President of Shuffleboard Federation)
· Amy Mulvihill (one of the top sponsors even though
she had to work and could not participate in the event)
· Jason Papa
· Travis Taylor
· Gene Wending
· Madison Park Bowl
forward to seeing everyone next year in the continued support
of our shuffleboard family to MDA.
Garian awaits his lession from the newcomer Matthew Rebecca.