Cornhole For Camp 2019: Sun, swishes, and the Long Toss sizzler
More than 100 people attended the Cornhole For Camp fundraising tournament on Saturday, April 27, at Triple C Brewing Company in Charlotte. It turned out to be a perfect spring day for a cornhole competition.
The 28 teams, the 17 sponsors (a record!) and attendees raised over $10,000 for our Send a Camper to Camp fund. “That amount will help pay for two cabins of campers and will improve the lives of at least 12 adults with developmental disabilities,” said Dick Sesler, founder of Camp Blue Skies.
Stanley Lewis and David Benfield, playing on the Board Sharks team for Fairfield Chair Co., a Title Sponsor, won the $500 Grand Prize and championship medals. This year, we added a consolation prize for the winner of the Losers Bracket. Teammates Charles Sheard received a Triple C swag bag and Brandon Cook received $25 (since he wasn’t 21).
The big sensation of the day came at the end with the Long Toss competition. Players got three bags/attempts for $5. They moved back two feet with each successful toss (meaning bag through the hole). Charles Sheard won with a 38-foot toss. His prizes were $100 and a $25 gift card from Triple C Brewing Co., an in-kind sponsor.