After a very busy fourth quarter, Phoenix-based Stealth Cues is preparing for multiple new designs to be introduced throughout 2017. Mark Stoller, president of Stealth Cues, said that as the company begins its second 25 years of designing and manufacturing exceptional quality, cutting-edge pool cues, he will focus renewed attention on making each Stealth cue both functional and beautiful.
“Merging function and beauty is the ideal for all designers,” Stoller said. “We are also going to continue adding other pool accessories and giving them the same artistic design treatment as our cues.”
Stealth Cues already offers extraordinary rack holders for cue balls, as well as beautifully designed pool racks.
But the company also takes seriously its stake in the local community. Stealth Cues has partnered with Bull Shooters, a Phoenix pool hall and sports bar, to support the nonprofit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. After a busy holiday season, many area food banks face depleted stores but families need food year-round.
According to statistics from St. Mary’s Foodbank:
- Currently nearly 1 in 3 children, 1 in 5 Arizonans, and 1 in 7 seniors in Arizona live in poverty.
- Arizona’s hunger rates are higher than national averages: 17.8 percent of Arizonans are food insecure, compared to 15.9 percent nationally, and 28.2 percent of Arizonan children face hunger, compared to 21.6 percent nationally.
- Arizona ranks third in the country for high child food insecurity rates, behind only New Mexico and Mississippi, with 456,760 children facing hunger daily.
- 2 million Arizonans are considered working poor, living at or below the Federal Poverty Guideline. This is the majority of those served by the Food Bank’s emergency food box program.
- More than 40 percent of the households receiving emergency food assistance have at least one person who is working.
“Being a good corporate citizen and giving back is an important part of Stealth Cues,” Stoller said. “We have worked with Bull Shooters before to help support St. Mary’s, which is a much-needed resource in the Valley.”
Stoller and Bull Shooters combined resources to purchase groceries that are being given to the food bank.