Jerry Sneed (right), organizer of this weekend’s cornhole fundraising event in Chocowinity, warms up prior to last year’s tournament. Saturday’s event will offer support to the Toys for Tots campaign as well as a family whose young child is battling a serious heart condition. (WDN File Photo/Kevin Scott Cutler)

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Chocowinity to host cornhole fundraiser

Published 8:28pm Tuesday, December 4, 2012

CHOCOWINITY — A competitive day of cornhole play will raise funds for two worthy causes this weekend at the Chocowinity Fire Department.
Play commences at 10 a.m. Saturday with proceeds from the first tournament benefiting Toys for Tots. Each player is asked to bring along a new, unwrapped toy, and a $30 per team entry fee will be charged for the double elimination tournament. Winning teams will share in 75 percent of the money collected, according to organizer Jerry Sneed.
The second tournament, to begin immediately after the first competition, will offer financial support to Crystal and Paul Lilley, parents of young Nolan Davis Lilley, who was born in April with a serious heart condition.
“Nolan’s parents are in need of support to help them get through this trying time,” Sneed said.
Players may participate either as singles or with a partner. Fifty percent of the entry fees collected will be awarded to the first-place player or team, while second place garners 25 percent.
Players may register at the fire department the day of the tournament.
While waiting their turn in the competition, players can warm up their throwing arm with Cornhole Tac-Tac-Toe and a new game dubbed Round the World, according to Sneed.
Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase throughout the day.

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