12PoolCape Fear Vineyard & Winery presents “An Evening with a Champion” Saturday, Sept. 30, at  6 p.m. Allison Fisher is the woman of the hour, and she is the most accomplished female pool player in the history of cue sports.  

“Allison Fisher started at a very young age playing Snooker, and by the time she was 17, she won her first world championship,” said Jeff Martin, marketing director for Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery and Allison Fisher. “When she was in her 20s, she made a decision to pack a bag and bought a one-way ticket to Charlotte, North Carolina.”  Martin added that Fisher travels around the world and is an ambassador for cue sports.     

Allison’s story is motivational and inspiring. What motivates her?  The word “No.” Allison was only seven years old when she first picked up a cue. She was watching Snooker on TV with her dad and asked for a pool table for Christmas. She received that table and fell in love with the game. That passion drove her to pursue all kinds of awards and titles for her skills and expertise in the sport. 

A few of Fisher’s many awards include a Gold Medal, 4 World Championships (WPA), 8 U. S. National Championships (WPBA), more “Player of the Year” titles than any other sports star, 2 ESPN championships and many more major titles. 

The Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery event features dinner, Allison’s story, a trick shot exhibition, challenge matches, a question and answer session and special guests 12-year-old Joey Tate and 14-year-old Joshua Shultz. Tate and Shultz both live in North Carolina and recently earned the right to compete at a world event in Moscow.

“If you have millennials who are still living at home in their 20s and waiting on a job to arrive at the door, bring them to hear Allison speak,” Martin said. “If you have children who feel they are entitled to live with their parents and spend every waking moment on their cell phone or iPad, Allison Fisher will motivate them to put those items down.”

Martin added that we live in a world where you work hard if you are a worker, and you may not necessarily be where you want to be in life but you get by. You can either let the word “no” crush you or let it light a fire in your belly.                  

Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery is located at 195 Vineyard Dr. in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the website www.corkroomdining.com.

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