WOW to hold cornhole tourney June 7

May 05, 2014
Photo by: File CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT — The WOW cornhole tournament will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at BearWaters Brewing Company. Reserve tickets by June 2.

The Women of Waynesville are staging what is said to be an old Native American tradition — a cornhole tournament — at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at BearWaters Brewing Company to benefit the Haywood County chapter of Big Brothers, Big Sisters. There will be live music, food, drinks and a raffle for door prizes.

A cornhole tournament is a beanbag toss game in which players throw four bags a distance of about 30 feet at a raised platform. The object is to sink the bag into a 6-inch hole for three points, or at least get the bag to rest on the platform for one point. The tournament will be played with teams of two that will compete for cash prizes.

Registration is $40 for a team of two and includes two T-shirts. Registration for sponsors is $100 and includes two T-shirts, lunch and advertising. Pre-registration is encouraged but sign up will be available from 9 to 10 a.m. on the day of the event. The prize for first place is $250, second place is $150 and third place is $75.

WOW is known for its previous fundraising successes in bringing the community together in the most creative ways to help meet the needs of the women, children and nonprofits in Haywood County.

The local Big Brothers Big Sisters group is instrumental in helping Haywood County children who face adversity and is thankful for the support.

“Thanks to this fundraiser by WOW, we’ll be able to help change young lives for the better, forever,” said Kip Rollins, Big Brothers Big Sisters local program coordinator.

“This tournament allows us to continue the time-honored tradition of matching children in need with good, strong role models to help them reach their goals and obtain their dreams," said Nikki White, WOW president. “We really care about our community, and we want these children to know they have great value to us all.”

Tickets for the event are available by contacting White at 545-6879 or Lynda Chovan at 627-2390. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the door the day of the event. Ticket reservations must be made by June 2.

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