By: Jacob Robinson
Crowntown Throwdown - Saturday June 11th, 12 PM
Are you ready to be part of a world record!
This Saturday, InReach and Olde Mecklenburg Brewing have partnered to host the World’s Largest Cornhole Tournament! (Largest in number of teams that is.) The current record is 144 teams and is currently held by Andrew Roby (A general contractor and home builder here in Charlotte). The "unofficial” record-holder is Matt Light with 160 teams.
Well, we're excited to announce that not only is EatWorkPlay an official sponsor of the event, there are already a staggering 192 teams registered for this tournament! OMB had to cap registration due to constraints with 20 teams on the waiting list, too! Trent Haston of Andrew Roby, the current record holder, will be playing in the tournament and loaning all the boards!
Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 3 games. The tournament will start as a “round robin” and then go to brackets. First and second place teams get a Yeti Cooler!
But, I’ve got some good and some bad news…
If you haven’t already, you can’t register. There are no spaces left. That’s the bad news :( Here’s the good news. You can still show up, have a good time, and support a great charity.
The Afternoon Tournament Festivities
On top of an epic cornhole tournament, the Blue Dogs (an Americana tinged band from Charleston, S.C.) will be playing some awesome music!
Even better - there will be a silent auction.
I LOVE SILENT AUCTIONS…
Items include a signed Frank Kaminsky Jersey, an autographed Panthers football, handyman services, private wine class for 20 at Total Wine, Charlotte Symphony tickets, Hilliard Studio Method classes, Twig and Twine necklace, 1 Week to YMCA Camp Harrison, packages from the Whitewater Center, Flywheel, and restaurant gift cards.
They will also be raffling items including a $500 Publix gift card, a Yeti Roadie, and a custom set of cornhole boards.
The Cause: InReach
You’re probably asking yourself why. Right? Well, this is all for an awesome cause! All proceeds are benefiting InReach.
InReach’s mission is to empower people with disabilities to be the best they can be. Specifically speaking - that means that they assist people with Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and other developmental disabilities in six core areas:
- Good Places to Live
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Community Connections
- Personal Life Goals
InReach will be using the money to help these people who are trying to obtain employment while supporting employed individuals through guidance and job support.
Get Involved with InReach
Can’t make it? Don’t worry. You can still get involved with InReach. InReach has many opportunities for you including volunteering with amazing individuals in a group home, teaching a skill or craft at Baxter Street Day Support Center, helping with special events, making financial contributions, hiring a person with a disability, and just helping spread the word about disabilities in our community.
So, if you’re still wondering what you’re going to be doing this weekend, Come hang with the EatWorkPlay team at OMB for some fun cornhole, epic music, and a kick-butt silent auction!