Good news on several fronts. Our Olympic application for cornhole inclusion in the 2016 Rio games has been finalized and sent. Early hurdles include our “non-negotiable” that has to do with allowing individual costumes. We’re hopeful.
Until we hear back, the Detroit Cornhole Championship remains the world’s only sanctioned event. Which brings us to the best news yet…the registration link is up and we’re ready to throw some corn and crown the 2012 world champion on September 16th.
Sure “world champion” is heady stuff, but make no mistake, our chances increase if you can’t play well. Therefore, amateurs are heavily encouraged.
And, it’s not inconsequential that this year’s event is part of the R U Park Festival, with all proceeds going towards the all-important, ever-evolving Roosevelt Park. Future plans for park awesomeness include a skate park and much, much more, so it would be worth your expenditure even if you didn’t play. Let’s do this!
Just prior to publication of this very document, here’s what we’re able to confirm about the day:
• Pulled pork in the Slows tradition
• Fine, hand-selected beer
• Corn-themed live music provided some of Detroit’s finest bands
• A gallery of non-heckling cornhole fans from around the globe
• The greatest corn-bag tossing day on earth….ever How?
• Get your teammate and get in now, space is limited. Registration deadline is September 7th.
Register on-line with your team name and the name of both team members at http://tinyurl.com/8lns5wk (more information will be sent as we get closer to the event)
Show up. Drink beer. Toss well