‘Pitch for Kids’ Cornhole Tournament to Benefit St. John’s Home for Children

WHEELING—St. John’s Home for Children in Wheeling will be hosting its sixth annual “Pitch for Kids” Cornhole Tournament Oct. 5. The doubles cornhole tournament (no professional teams) begins at 9 a.m. in front of Donahue Hall at Wheeling Jesuit University.

The social tournament will be a round robin format. “This guarantees that all participants will play more than one game,” said Terry McCormick, executive director of St. John’s Home. “From the round robin results, teams will then be seeded for a single elimination tournament.” The event will include DJ entertainment as well as food and drinks. Cost for the tournament is $30 per team, with a special $20 per team rate for college and high school students (with ID).

“Prize money will be based on the number of teams entered into the tournament, and we will have several small raffle items as well,” McCormick said. Anyone interested in playing may contact St. John’s Home for Children at (304) 242-5633 or go to www.stjohnshome forchildren.org for registration forms.

Proceeds will go directly to the boys in St. John’s care helping to meet their basic needs of food, clothing, educational and recreational supplies. St. John’s ministers to boys ages 8 to 14 who are the victims of abuse and neglect or have behavioral or emotional challenges.

“We are encouraging families to play, which is a big part of what this event is about,” McCormick said. “It is also a fun opportunity for high school and college students as well as all local civic, fraternal and social organizations to have a fun challenge where they can sport their school or group’s colors in a family-centered environment while helping kids at the same time.

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