APA Supports Our Troops

LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO (July 8, 2010) — After receiving a request for aid from troops stationed at Camp Blackhorse in Afghanistan for billiard supplies, the American Poolplayers Association (APA) decided to act.  The troops were playing with warped and damaged cues, and shooting on worn out felt.  The APA teamed up with Championship cloth and Aramith to provide the troops plenty of new felt, APA cues and a brand new sets of balls.  In addition, the troops received a care package that included Master's Chalk, racks, instructional DVD's, t-shirts, patches and much more.
The APA is also proud to announce its APA Military Player of the Month program.  Each month, the APA will highlight a member of the Armed Forces on the APA web site, www.poolplayers.com.

“We felt it was not only our responsibility to provide assistance to these troops fighting in Afghanistan, but to also recognize some of the great men and women who play in our leagues nationwide that also serve our country,” said APA Marketing & PR Manager Jason Bowman.
The first APA Military Player of the Month is Senior Airman Davis Lastrapes stationed at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia.  Lastrapes won the Blue Tier of the 2010 APA 8-Ball Classic in April.  He is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in September.
The APA also continues to offer their VetFran Program to military veterans who are interested in owning an APA League franchise.  Military veterans receive 25% off their franchise fee.
The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world's largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States, and as the Canadian Pool League in Canada.  Nearly 270,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9?Ball League play.  The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards.
The APA produces three major tournaments each year—the APA National Team Championships, the APA National Singles Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship—that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 Million in cash and prizes annually!
The APA and its championships are sponsored by Aramith, Action Cues and PoolDawg.
For more information about the APA's recent support of the military, visit http://www.poolplayers.com/mil/index.html.