Fraternity Holds Cornhole Tournament to Benefit Special Olympics

Posted: April 14, 2011 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: April 13, 2011 at 9:10 pm

By Kara Martinez

On Saturday, April 16, Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity will hold its third annual Cornhole Tournament at the Mason Field House to benefit Special Olympics.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The fraternity has a goal to raise more than $10,000.

Cornhole is a game similar to horseshoes. Teams of two take turns throwing “cornhole” bags into a hole in a raised platform.

The tournament has five divisions, so everyone can register to play. The divisions are Special Olympics, Best Buddies, Advocacy, George Mason University and Open. Athletes from the Special Olympics, Best Buddies and Advocacy divisions get free registration to compete in the tournament.

For other divisions, the cost is $20 per team. Companies or families can donate $100 and receive their own cornhole set to decorate and use for the duration of the tournament. All the money raised goes to the Special Olympics.

Prizes include tickets to Nationals and Capitals games, a free foursome at Twin Lakes Golf course and many others. Other games and activities such as raffles, three-legged relay races and face painting for children will be provided, and food and drinks will be available.

Find out more information about this event and register online at

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