Cornhole tournament brings more than 60 teams out for a good cause

Deb Hurley Brobst
dbrobst@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 8/14/22

Take a bunch of bean bags, boards with a hole in them and people willing to compete, and you have the second annual Toss for a Cause cornhole tournament.

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Cornhole tournament brings more than 60 teams out for a good cause

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Take a bunch of bean bags, boards with a hole in them and people willing to compete, and you have the second annual Toss for a Cause cornhole tournament.

Sponsored by Blue Spruce Kiwanis, the tournament brought 62 teams of two — both novices and experts from male, female and co-ed teams — to the Buchanan fields on Aug. 13. While teams competed for first, second and third-place awards, the event was more about fun than hard-core competition.

Teams encouraged each other, talked a little smack and enjoyed the day outside in the beautiful weather. Most teams were from the Evergreen area, though some came from as far away as Commerce City and Westminster.

Blue Spruce Kiwanis President Kristy Tolan explained that the idea for a cornhole tournament came during the COVID-19 pandemic when the organization was looking for a way to raise money that wouldn’t be impeded by possible restrictions. Hence, the cornhole tournament was born.

Last year’s tournament raised roughly $9,000, and the money goes to such nonprofits as Resilience1220, Evergreen Christian Outreach, the Rock House in Idaho Springs, the Green Team at Wilmot Elementary School, Boy Scout Troop 888, which the club sponsors, and more.

Scouts spent the day at the tournament, helping set up the grounds.

Part of the tournament fun is team names such as the Deuce Boys, I’m Shuckin’ Lucky, the Dirt Bags and the Corn Knolls.

Jerry Ethridge and Kendall Seifert played Scott Johnson and James Baker in one of the final rounds nearly five hours into the tournament. They said they were there to have fun and to see how far they could go in the team finals.

Kiwanis had burgers and brats along with drinks available, and some who had already been eliminated from the tournament stuck around to see who would win.

 

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