LIFESTYLE

Benefit pool and dart tournament for local family Saturday at Q-Balls

Staff reports

Q-Balls Pool Hall is hosting a second benefit pool tournament and dart tournament for the Donnie Reynolds family. The late Reynolds was diagnosed with Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer in late 2007.

He had been hospitalized and after extensive treatment and decided to go home under Hospices’ care. Donnie was 44 and married to Robin Barrow Reynolds of Prairieville. The couple has three children and one grandchild. Proceeds will help the family with medical bills and living costs.

The pool tournament starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25 and will continue Sunday, April 26 if needed. The entry fee is $10 and there will be a Calcutta. The entry fees will go to Team Donnie, the Calcutta will go to the winners. Places paid to be determined by the number of entries. The tournament will be single person play, double elimination, race to two (loser breaks).

For further information on the dart tournament, contact Q-Balls at 644-4006.

There will be jambalaya plates for sale and a live auction on items donated.

“Please come out and help support this family and also help raise awareness of this disease,” said a benefit spokesperson. “It is the second deadliest cancer and starts with Barrett’s Esophagus, which is caused by acid reflux. Know your risks. Get Checked.”

If you need further directions to Q-Balls or have any questions, you can contact Mitch Kramer at 225-910-0105 or Scott Booty at 225-931-9316.

Donations can be made at any branch of UCB or mailed to: Donnie Reynolds Benefit, 43017 Earl Bercegeay Rd., Gonzales, LA 70737.