The Paul Hunter Foundation, set up in memory of the three times Masters champion who died in 2006, will sponsor the Disability Sports Events Open Snooker Championships in Manchester in October.
Disability Sports Events organise national championships in a variety of sports for disabled people, from grass roots to international elite events. They provide pathways and opportunities to succeed in sport.
DSE are the event’s arm of the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), the body for developing sport and physical activity for disabled people in England.
Brandon Parker, Trustee of the Paul Hunter Foundation, said, “Our mission statement is to provide free snooker for non-disabled, disadvantaged and disabled youngsters in the U.K. and Ireland; these were Paul Hunter’s wishes. We are only too happy to be involved in supporting the event.”
It takes place on October 9 and 10 at Rileys, Belle Vue, Manchester.
Paul's death at the age of just 27 was tragic but it is nice to see the charity set up to honour his memory doing good work in his name.