Ryan Shafer, a 35-year PBA Tour veteran and five-time titleist, has been selected as the 2022 Tony Reyes Community Service Award winner.
Shafer founded the Michelle Shafer Fund for Suicide Prevention and Awareness to honor his late wife, Michelle, who died by suicice in 2012. His largest fundraising event is an annual team tournament at Crystal Lanes in Corning, N.Y.
Over the past four years, Shafer said they have raised $7,000, $7,500 and $11,000. This year, a 50-team field and countless donors, including annual donors Sean Rash and Tom Hess, raised $11,500. The proceeds benefit mental health workers and families who have a loved one suffering from mental health illness.
The Tony Reyes Community Service Award recognizes a current PBA member who exemplifies extraordinary community service, charitable or educational contributions over the course of a PBA season. Reyes, who died in 2012, was an eight-time PBA Regional champion, collegiate All-American and the 18th player in PBA history to bowl a 300 game on national television.
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