‘Tis the Season of Giving!

BEF Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Spending With a Purpose

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners – charities, families, businesses and individuals – to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.  Coinciding with Thanksgiving and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world.

Taking place December 3, 2013 – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.

The BEF works hard to positively promote education and billiards. Generous contributions throughout the year support the organization in providing academic scholarships, youth billiard clinics and programs, and junior championships for the next generation of players.

Over this next week, the BEF will help raise awareness of #GivingTuesday through social media and email campaigns, encouraging its supporters to join this unique call to action and give back.

“We hope you’ll keep us in mind this giving season and remember that the holidays are not just about consumerism but also about giving and creating a better world and community together,” said Samm Diep-Vidal, Executive Director for the Billiard Education Foundation, “Please join us on December 3 to celebrate #GivingTuesday by making a donation to the BEF to help us with our wish lists.”

Those who are interested in joining the BEF’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit billiardeducation.org/2013-giving-tuesday/.

#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 3, 2013. For more information on the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow #GivingTuesday (https://twitter.com/GivingTues) on Twitter.

The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) was formed in 1993 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity committed to promoting a lifelong love of pool and building the next generation of players through youth programs and academic scholarships. The BEF also produces the annual Junior National 9-Ball Championships and qualifies young players each year for the WPA World Junior Championships.

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