STOCKTON, CALIF. – Vise Inserts in cooperation with The Chrisman Foundation are continuing their efforts to raise funds for Nichole and Gianna Reyes, wife and daughter of Tony Reyes, PBA Titlist, who was tragically killed in an auto accident in September, 2012.
There are two ways the bowling community can make a difference for Reyes’ young family, either through a direct donation or by bidding on auction items in the eBay Tony Reyes auction. Links to both efforts can be found on the Vise website at viseinserts.com. Watch the video update with Kelly Kulick and Randy Pedersen then click on the TR logo to make a donation or bid on auction items.
“Tony would have been the first person to step up and help the bowling community in a time of need” said Jim Nesbitt, President and CEO of Exacatator Inc., “and we hope the bowling community will step up and help support the Reyes family in their time of need.” Nesbitt has made a commitment to raise “a substantial amount” to make a real difference for Reyes’ family.
Pro shop operators can help support the fundraising effort as well. Vise Inserts will be donating $20.00 to the Reyes Family Fundraiser for every Pop Grip® Starter Set sold before March 31, 2013.
The eBay auction will be ongoing through mid-April. Auction items are being added as others are won. Current “trending” items include: Walter Ray Williams, game used, autograph ball; Jerome Bettis and Terrell Owens autographed footballs; Gerold Vallie (professional skateboarder) autograph poster; autographed Pete Weber Tour Polo; NEW balls from Storm, Track, DV8, 900 Global, Brunswick and MOTIV; and assorted autograph balls, posters and accessories by dozens of PBA Players.
“Everyone who ever met Tony felt as if they were his best friend” said Skip Pavone of World of Bowling Pro Shop, San Jose , Calif. “He gave a lot of himself to our sport. I hope everyone will support the fundraising for his family.” Pavone and many other Pro Shop Operators are running local fundraisers for the Reyes Family. Check with your local shop to support their efforts.
About Vise Inserts
Vise Inserts, established in 1982 in Stockton , Calif. , manufactures bowling related equipment. Products include thumb slugs, finger inserts, fitting tools, bowling tape, accessories, the Visual Inventory System and the revolutionary IT – Interchangeable Thumb insert.
About The Chrisman Foundation
The Chrisman Foundation is the non-profit charitable arm of Storm Bowling Products whose causes include Think Pink which supports The Huntsman Cancer Institute and The Stehlin Foundation; Ballard vs The Big C, benefitting the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center ; Strike Out Diabetes, benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and other worthy causes.