Hall of Fame player Jeanette Lee is offering her support, as well as the resources of her non-profit charitable organization, the Black Widow Foundation, to help America’s best junior players compete in the WPA World Juniors 9-Ball Championship. In 2015, a record 17 U.S. junior players represented North America at the World Jr Championships.
While these talented junior players have qualified and would love to represent Team USA in Shanghai, they and a mandatory chaperon receive little to no stipend for the long and costly trip to China. The Black Widow Foundation and its founder are committed to improving the sport of pocket billiards by encouraging, supporting, and mentoring our junior players – they are the future of our sport. As a result, the Foundation is beginning an annual drive to design unique fundraisers to support the juniors, and will be encouraging ALL interested billiard players and enthusiasts to be part of 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.
Tax deductible donations may be made directly through the 501(c)(3) organization, www.BlackWidowFoundation.org, and all funds noted “for World Juniors Championship” will be used to help defray the expenses of these junior players (prioritized by need). Please help in this worthy effort – there is not much time left before November! If you can’t donate, please help spread the word through social media about the fundraising and the link to donate (of course, it is certainly allowable to donate AND spread the word). Your interest and support is very much appreciated.
Thanks to the Billiard Education Foundation for all their hard work with the juniors and providing them with the platform to qualify for the Worlds. Go Team USA!