‘Books and Bags’ Cornhole Tournament May 28-29 at Port’s Place to raise money for mobile library – Muddy River News

QUINCY – Port’s Place, 526 Jersey, will be the site of the inaugural “Books and Bags” outdoor cornhole tournament on Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29 to benefit the Quincy Public Library. The goal is to raise $5,000 through this event to help purchase a new mobile library.

Saturday’s tournament will be a four-game round robin. At the end of the round robin portion of the tournament, teams will be split into Division A or Division B. Teams will register from noon to 1 p.m. and bags will begin flying at 1 p.m. Entry fees are $50 per team and teams are guaranteed six games. Payout, based on a minimum of 40 teams and a $600 donation from sponsors, will be:

A division

  • 1st place – $1,100
  • 2nd place – $650
  • 3rd place – $350
  • 4th place – $200

Division Bnot

  • 1st place – $150
  • 2nd place – $100
  • 3rd place – $50

All profits from the registration fees, after payment to the winning teams, will be donated to the library.

The library will have a kiosk set up on site to discuss mobile library plans with individuals. Interested people can also register for a library card during the event. A raffle will also be organized and all the money collected will be donated to the library.

Vendors in attendance will be Sweet P Petals, Love and Lou, the Children’s Museum, Trudy’s Trendy Boutique, Logey and Lenny Children’s Boutique, Quincy Ax Company and Pepsi. Quincy Ax Company will donate all proceeds to the library and Pepsi will provide a bag toss game for children.

Companies offering various treats during the tournament will be Little Intricate Treats, Chaotic Sugar and Tri-State Snow Biz. Chaotic Sugar and Tri-State Snow Biz will donate 10% of their profits to the library.

Saturday’s event will conclude with a performance by the Silver Bullets from 7-10 p.m.

Sunday’s event will be a draw competition beginning at 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. The cost is $20 per person with a 50/50 payout. It will be a blind draw with incentives and draw cards for partners.

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