History of Cues for a Cure
The first "Cues for a Cure" tournament began in 2012 in honor of Eddie Venerable, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Eddie is the father of John Miller, who is a member of The High Desert Angels. At the time, our group was fundraising for the American Cancer Society and needed a new fundraiser to raise money for our Relay for Life team, Believe It! Eddie's game was billiards and he was amazing at it! He played every opportunity he had and bonded with his son and grandson Shawn over the game.
Sadly on October 13, 2012, Eddie was taken from us by cancer. We continued to continued the fundraiser one more year in 2013, however, with life's pressures, we were not able to continue for the next few years.
This year in 2017, it will be the 5 year anniversary of Eddie's passing. We want to honor him by honoring others in our local community. The one thing missing from raising money for a big organization is that you didn't see where the money went. We want to be able to help those in our own neighborhoods. This year, we will be raising money during the tournament and choosing 8 different individuals who are battling cancer to help them in their time of need. If you know of a family you would like to nominate, please email Angie Miller at HDAngelsNPO@gmail.com.
Our tournament will kick off on August 19th, 2017 at The Rusty Bull in Apple Valley. Each night will be filled with a pool tournament, opportunity drawings, karaoke or band, vendors, a spinning wheel and much more. We will also honor a local family who is dealing with cancer, treating them and their family to dinner and a fun filled night.
The entry fee to be in the pool tournament is $20 per person. You don't have to be a great player to participate, you can join for the cause and have some fun! All players must register in person to participate. A few spots will be available to be reserved for the next event after the tournament is over.
Entry fees will be taken by cash or check the night of the event you would like to participate in. Please write check payable to
: High Desert Community Foundation
with HD Angels
in the memo.
Check out our introduction video made by Rene De La Cruz with High Desert People
2017 Schedule of Events/Tournaments
Each event will include the pool tournament, some type of entertainment for those not playing pool, a spinning wheel, opportunity drawing specifically with billiard items, opportunity drawing with a variety of items, opportunity drawing for a
(goes on throughout tournaments), opportunity drawing for a
(goes on throughout tournaments), vendor tables and a 50/50 drawing. We will also have food and drink specials available.
Tournament 8 October 7 3pm Gators 3, 21041 Bear Valley Road, Apple Valley
2nd Place Playoffs & Juniors Tournament October 13 6pm Rusty Bull, 13685 John Glenn Road, Apple Valley
CHAMPIONSHIP! October 14 6pm Rusty Bull, 13685 John Glen Road, Apple ValleyWe are actively looking for sponsors for our event. If you or anyone you know is interested in being a sponsor, please Click here for more information.
If you would like to be a sponsor, vendor or know a family you would like to nominate, please email Angie Miller at HDAngelsNPO@gmail.com.