MDA A/B Draw
April 2, 2005
Wednesday April 13, 2005 7:43 AM
camp tournament turnout exceeds expectations
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. — When speaking with Rob Kern as to
how he decided to run a fund raising shuffleboard tournament for
MDA ‘send a kid to camp’, he stated, “This (shuffleboard
tournaments) is what I do”. Rob decided that rather than the
usual “arrested for a day” MDA participation, he felt
he could do more and invite fellow shuffleboard patrons to this
AB / ABC (dependent upon how many signed up) draw tournament.
Kern is a member of PLNG (Michigan Pioneers-Legends and the New
Generation), an organization founded by Betty Parrish of Waterford,
Michigan designed to promote recognition of players and promoters
of shuffleboard; as well as giving back to the community.
Rob’s goal, teamed up with CoCo and Cindy Brown, was to raise
enough money to send one kid to camp, which costs $600. Sponsor
sheets were available for those wishing to help solicit contributions.
Registration fee was $10, with all registration money going to MDA.
Those with contributions $10 or more did not have to pay registration
fees. Fifty / fifty drawings were held, as well as many wonderful
door prize tickets for prizes donated; including a new five cd disc
changer player donated by Betty Parrish.
Thanks to the wonderful donations and participation from the 32
players signed up, Rob’s goal was exceeded by more than 200%
bringing in a grand total of $1,449. Special thanks to the top three
solicitors / sponsors. Wayne Atkinson, Melinda Flynn, and host Jason
Papa were all responsible for contributions each in excess of $200.
With 32 players, the decision was to have an AB draw.
Winners of the event were as follows:
First place went to the double dipping team of Jerry Bryant and
Troy Henk. Second place victors were Cindy Brown and Bryan Levee.
Third place went to Jason Papa and Allen Aulph, and fourth place
to Alonzo Cottrell and Dave Mitchell.
Due to the great results from this tournament, this will most certainly
continue to be an annual event.