SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KTIV) – Siouxlanders of all ages gathered at Don’s Sports Bar and Grill in South Sioux City, Nebraska for a silent auction to benefit the River City Youth Pool League.
All proceeds were used to pay registration fees for league tournaments, including the International Junior Pool Championship which takes place in Pennsylvania in July.
League officials said it was about working with children.
“During our youth program, we work with children competently, with a selection of strokes, you know everything about the pool. We teach them, we help them educate them with that, ”said Rob Ouellette, River Youth City Pool League.
The event was also a Scottish doubles tournament for youngsters and adults in the blind.
“The adults who are with them are actually pool players around Siouxland who are improving their skills and honing their skills to become what they need to be,” Ouellette said.
“I’m very impressed with our adult pool players. They came to help the kids play today. And the adult league has been very supportive of our kids,” said Kia Lungren, River City Youth Pool League.
Daniel Jones has been a member of the River City Youth Pool league for five years.
He said it is good practice to play with adults.
“Play games with people who are better than you. Because you will never get better by beating everyone. You have to learn to lose and learn from your experiences,” said Daniel Jones, pool player.
And Jones said training is exactly what he needs ahead of the international tournament.
“I’m excited. I don’t think I’m ready yet though. I still have a lot of practice to do.
If you are interested in becoming a member, you can consult a link to the League’s Facebook page by clicking here.