This past Saturday, October 3rd, the Brightwood Golf & Country Club was the beautiful setting for the Nova Scotia Cornhole Associations second event - Fun for the Cure. The staff were excellent and helped make this event a success all while complying with social distancing requirements. 30 players faced a 5 game round-robin and single elimination playoff format, it was the perfect venue for what was a great night of laughs, fun, and raising money for a great cause.
The main theme you would find throughout the event was the color pink! This event was focused around raising money and awareness for the CIBC - Run for the Cure. The Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run that raises funds for Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). It is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause.
There were many people involved, both on event day and behind the scenes, that contributed to the success of this event. With the money raised from entry fees, others donating who could not attend, and the winner of the 50/50 draw donating it all back - the Nova Scotia Cornhole Association proudly raised $1,750. A great start to what the Nova Scotia Cornhole Association see as a long future for their non-profit; having fun playing a sport for all abilities and ages, while raising money and awareness for different causes.
The night began with 30 players and ended with one winning team, the grand prize a set of cornhole boards! The final game was down to two teams; the winners of the last event; Matt and Tom were trying to get another win, against Phil and Sean. The final score was 21-18 for Team Phil & Sean. The runners up received NSLC gift cards as a small reward for their hard fought battle.
The 50/50 draw was also won by Phil, who generously donated the winnings all to the cause. Thanks Phil! There were also some prizes donated by Propeller Brewing Co., for the best dressed in pink, which were handed out by our incredible Sponsors at Ace Machining. Congratulations to the winners; Sean, Chris, Jon, & Jarret! Another honorable mention for the night goes out to Dave L., for his "Chuck Norris" (this is also known as a 12 pack, when a player gets all 4 bags in the hole in their turn). Great job Dave!
We are looking forward to the next event that the Nova Scotia Cornhole Association hopes to host before the busy rush of the holiday season. A new event, a new theme, and some returning champs to be dethroned perhaps?! We love to see new people signing up!
And last, but certainly not least, another big thank you to all who donated their time and efforts to make this a success; Brightwood Golf & Country Club, Hamster, Ace Machining, Propeller Brewing Co., and all our players and those who donated.
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