Cornhole tournament to benefit Special Olympics this weekend

Devon Simmons, of the Charleston Swamp Foxes, drives to the basket during the Special Olympics South Carolina Mid-Winter Games in 2013. Fundraisers like Saturday’s cornhole tournament help keep the Special Olympics free for participants.

When the bags fly Saturday at the Safelite Cornhole Tournament, 100 percent of the money raised will benefit Special Olympics. Thanks to sponsors, the tournament has no overhead, according to organizer Paula Stubblefield. Registration is $40 for a team of two and includes an appetizer buffet and play in at least three games. The winning team will take home $200 and a set of cornhole boards and bags, while the second place pair nets $100.

The event will benefit Special Olympics South Carolina Area Six, which includes Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties. The money will help pay for athletes’ costs of competing, such as uniforms, equipment and travel expenses. Email Stubblefield at pstubblefield@ctlowndes.com for registration forms.

When: 11 a.m. registration, games start at noon Saturday

Where: Southside 17 Bar and Grill, 4950 Centre Pointe Drive, North Charleston

Price: $40 per team, cash or check. Advanced payment not required but registration forms are due by Friday.

More Info: www.facebook.com/events/1575873982675189, pstubblefield@ctlowndes.com