Fremont County Cornhole provides inaugural year recap, future plans

(Fremont County, WY) – Fremont County Cornhole Founder/Commissioner Ed Newbold provided an update from their inaugural 2021 campaign of cornhole leagues and fundraisers as well as a synopsis of future plans.

“For our first year in operation, we learned a lot about the process of doing charity tournaments and everything those entail. That learning made us better through the summer, and has us poised for a fantastic fundraising campaign this year. 

“From Mid-June to Dec. 31st, we were able to raise $8,500 for these charities in Fremont County: Make-A-Wish, CWC Booster Club, Elks, Veterans Hall, Academy of the Winds, Riverton High School Scholarship Fund, Angel Tree, as well as a family in Riverton for medical bills. 

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“Shifting to leagues, we’ve completed several successful sessions of competitive leagues where we again learned a lot about running and organizing actual league play. We started out just doing a ‘come and play as you can’ format on Tuesday nights that brought an average of 10-12 teams weekly. Through this exposure, we have expanded our offering to Monday Night Singles league, which features 10 individual throwers, as well as a set teams Tuesday Night Doubles league with 8 teams in attendance. We have a very faithful core following of members, and their faithfulness has been what helped make both our charity events and our league attendance flourish. We are seeing some teams from Lander come over and throw in our leagues as well, which has been fun bringing the different communities together.   

“None of these events would have been possible without your generosity in giving to our tournaments. FCC cannot thank you enough for that generosity, and we have worked hard to make sure your donations were not in vain.  Since we already have our equipment heading into this year, we’re able to schedule our charity events earlier this year. We have a goal to raise in excess of $12,000 in Charity funds this summer, and we already 5 have events planned in Riverton and Lander – (CWC Rustler 500, Lander Middle School, Academy of Winds, Make A Wish, and CWC Booster Club), with 3 of those in March/April.

“We’re looking to expand into other communities in the county, and possibly outside Fremont County if the opportunity arises. We are seeking other charities that could benefit from our tournaments, so we welcome suggestions. We plan to reach out to The Soldier House, PAWS, FCAADA, Abba’s House, and the Center of Hope.

“With our big Charity Tournament plans this summer, we do have a new need: While we have been fundraising already, we still need $2500-$3000 in funds to purchase an enclosed trailer for FCC. Up until now, we have been barely fitting all our stuff in a pickup, and we’ve now outgrown that ability. The truck also does not keep the boards safe if we run into inclement weather on our way to/from/during a tournament. If you would be willing to contribute to this cause, let me know. Just like with our Cornhole boards, I will have our sponsor logos/family names added to the trailer once we get it purchased.  With our travel plans this summer, you would get some nice exposure throughout Fremont, Hot Springs, and Teton Counties this summer. 

“Once again, we are appreciative and humbled by your support.  That support was critical to getting us up and going. Thanks to County 10, Fremont County Cornhole has adopted the motto ‘Helping Fremont County, one bag toss at a time,’ which has led to the hashtag #onebagatatime.”

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You can follow the Fremont County Cornhole Facebook group to stay up to date on leagues and benefit tournaments.

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