Professional Domino Players to Visit Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland
July 01, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News(Cleveland, Ohio-July 1, 2006)-The Professional Domino Association (PDA) is coming to Cleveland as part of its 2006 season, which includes tournaments in 13 cities across the country. For many tour players, however, the most memorable game of dominoes they play in Cleveland will not take place at the PDA tournament where $30,000 in prize money is up for grabs, but rather when they visit Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital on Saturday, July 8, at 11:00 a.m. Players, alongside PDA Commissioner Jay King, will distribute sets of dominoes to the hospital's patients and teach them how to play the game.
Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, and Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City have all hosted similar visits, which were very rewarding for both the players and patients in attendance. Smiles abounded as the children were taught basic domino concepts such as "fishing" and "doing the laundry".
The hospital visits are part of the PDA's effort to give back to the local communities that host tour tournaments. "The game of dominoes has been a gift in each of our lives, bringing us countless hours of joy and entertainment," says PDA Commissioner Jay King. "We hope to share this gift with as many people as possible."
Many of the PDA's top stars such as Tim Watson, Richard Harris and George Bush are scheduled to be in attendance.
The PDA's Cleveland Tournament will be held on July 8 at the Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel. Registration starts at 12:00 pm and the tournament begins at 1:30 pm.
For more information on the Professional Domino Association, visit www.prodominoassociation.com or call 818-674-2964.
Richard Harris: (954) 629-7351