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Cornhole: Tips For Your Next Fundraiser

Cornhole: Tips for Your Next Fundraiser

Cornhole, known in some parts of the country as bean bag toss, is a recreational yard game for all ages. It’s wildly popular in Chicago, Kentucky, and all around the Midwest. It’s starting to gain ground as a staple summer outdoor game across the US. It’s mentally easy to play and lighthearted. Cornhole is the type of game that you can play a few rounds and have a few beers without breaking a sweat.

The premise of the game is simple: players take turns tossing bags filled with traditionally filled with corn at a slanted board with a hole cut into the far end as a target. A bag that falls through the hole scores three points, while a bag that falls on the platform scores one point. The team or player that reaches or exceeds 21 points wins. All you’ll need to play are two boards and eight bags.

Cornhole for a Cause: Ideas for Your Fundraising Event

Several local charities and organizations have been incorporating Cornhole into their events to raise funds. It’s an inexpensive, nearly effortless way to draw people in. Cornhole for a Cause has already raised over $86,000 for cancer-related charities through this quintessential yard game alone. A brewing company raised nearly $5,000 for Down Syndrome research in a single tournament.

Spice Up Your Next Fundraiser:

Host a BBQ

Nothing’s more satisfying than having a refreshing beverage in one hand and bean bag in the other while the grill masters crank up the heat. Cornhole and barbecue can liven up any outdoor event. In fact, it’s become a favorite combo among small, independent fundraisers.

Get the Pros Involved

Assign referees, scorers, and instructors who know the ins and outs of the game to make sure your Cornhole tournament goes well. It might be a fun game, but it’s still a tournament, so people intend to win. You can also invite professional players to come out and teach a few tricks to the guests.

Read More: How to Plan a Cornhole Tournament (Bracket Included)

Include Raffles, Prizes, or Free Beer

Encourage more attendance and donations by offering something in return for people’s time and generosity. It doesn’t have to be grand if your budget is tight. Consider gift cards or personalized trophies for the winning players or teams. You can also offer free beer and food to help increase attendance.

Prepare a Short Film or Presentation

Even though Cornhole is the highlight of your event, make sure your attendees don’t forget what your organization is about and who will benefit from the fundraiser. Play a film or slideshow before or after the event and accompany it with a short but inspiring speech discussing your advocacy.

Keep attendees entertained

Keep in mind that not everyone will spend the entire afternoon tossing bags. It can get tiring, too. Add other inexpensive features to entertain attendees, like live music or other fun backyard games.

Use Social Media

Use social media to generate buzz for your event before, during, and after the fundraiser. Use clever and memorable hashtags, leverage Facebook Live or Instagram stories to keep the community posted, and follow up for feedback. This adds a human face to your organization and helps spread awareness.

Order Custom Cornhole Boards

Custom Cornhole boards give a personal touch to your event. At Cornhole Worldwide, we can customize a set featuring your organization’s logo and colors on boards, bags, and accessories. Make sure you have enough sets so that everyone gets a chance to play.

Click Here to Create Your Custom Cornhole Boards

These ideas will not only give your attendees a fun and memorable time, but they also leave a good impression of your organization. The next time you host another fundraiser, they won’t hesitate to extend their support and spread the word.

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