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The 11th Frame: Vise Inserts, Chrisman Foundation continue fundraising efforts for Tony Reyes’ family

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2013 8:00 pm

Vise Inserts and The Chrisman Foundation are continuing fundraising efforts for Nichole and Gianna Reyes, wife and daughter of PBA Tour champion Tony Reyes, who was killed in a traffic crash on a California freeway in September.

Those who want to contribute can do so by direct donation or by bidding on auction items in the eBay Tony Reyes auction. Links to both are at the Vise website, which has a video on the efforts with Kelly Kulick and Randy Pedersen.

“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.

Vise Inserts also will be donating $20 to the Reyes Family Fundraiser for every Pop Grip Starter Set sold before March 31.

The eBay auction will continue through mid-April. Current “trending” items include a 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.

The Chrisman Foundation is the non-profit charitable arm of Storm Bowling Products.