T he Clarksville Young Professionals held their inaugural Cornhole Tournament, Saturday, September 17, at the F&M Bank, downtown.
Despite the wet conditions, game play took off at 10 a.m. The sound of loose corn scatting across the concrete floor echoed under the bank parking garage.
Teams checked in at 9:30 a.m. and warmed up their shoulders with some practice throws before the tournament began. There were donuts for breakfast and event t-shirts for players as they arrived.
More than 13 boards were throwing at once and over 25 teams signed up to participate in the CYP’s first ever bags tournament.
The popular bags game consists of four players, two teams, tossing a corn-filled, colored bag between two boards set 27 feet apart. Teammates face each other on opposing boards, attempting to sink their four bags in the circular hole at the top of the slanted board.
The first team to reach 21 points wins the round. All the proceeds from the event were donated to Imagination Library. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library was launched ten years ago to benefit children in her home county in East Tennessee. Dolly wanted to share her passion of books and provide children and their families a specially selected book once a month.
The event was hosted by the Clarksville Young Professionals and sponsored by F&M Bank, D&D Companies, Legends Bank and Reda Home Builders.
The Clarksville Young Professionals was established to encourage development professionally, to build relationships and become politically and philanthropically involved in the community.