Cornhole Tournament plannedin Athens

Posted 3/8/18

Bags Fly at Inaugural Cornhole Tournament to Benefit Senior Citizens

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Cornhole Tournament plannedin Athens

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ATHENS — The Inaugural Cornhole Tournament to benefit the McMinn Senior Activity Center is coming to the VFW Hall in Athens on Saturday, April 21. Bags will fly for this doubles competition starting at 10 a.m., with team check-in starting at 9:30 a.m.

The entrance fee is $50 per team. The first-place team of the tournament will win $300 cash, with $150 going to second, and $50 for third place. You must be at least 18 years old to enter the tournament. The deadline to register for this event is April 13.

The game of cornhole, also known as bean bag toss, hillbilly horseshoes, baggo or even corn toss, involves two playing boards spaced 27-inches apart from one another and eight six-by-six inch bags filled with one pound of corn. The object of the game is to be the first player or team to reach 21 points — three points for a bag in the hole and one point for a bag that lands on the board surface. For this tournament, the Activity Center is adding a twist to it with a bracket style, double elimination tournament.

Beyond bringing the community together for a fun evening out, the goal of the tournament is to ensure the McMinn Senior Activity Center continues to serves as a gateway to older adults in McMinn and the surrounding counties, connecting them to vital community services that can help them stay healthy and independent.

“This is a great opportunity for fun and prizes but it is also a terrific opportunity to support seniors, one of our communities most at-risk groups,” says Tina South, executive director of the McMinn Senior Activity Center. “Everyday 10,000 seniors turn 65 in the United States and the demand for the services provided by the Center only continues to grow. The McMinn Senior Activity Center is one of the most accessible, friendly and inexpensive places that offer programs and services that promote active engagement and enjoyment of life by older adults and helping them to live longer and healthier lives.”

For additional information, to register or for a set of rules please visit www.mcminnseniors.com.

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