St. John’s Home for Children 10th Annual Cornhole Tournament

Getting ready for St. John’s Home for Children’s 10th Annual Cornhole Tournament from left are: Executive Director Terry McCormick, Youth Care Worker Marcus Black, Case Manager Cassie Queen, and Secretary Amy Pramesa.

WHEELING, WV…St. John’s Home for Children in Wheeling, West Virginia, will be hosting its Tenth Annual Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Wheeling Jesuit University’s old gymnasium. The doubles cornhole tournament (no professional teams) begins at 9:00 a.m. sharp.

“The past two years we have had over 30 teams participating each year,” exclaimed Executive Director Terry McCormick. “As a double elimination tournament, each team will be guaranteed more than one game,” continued McCormick.

The cornhole tournament will also include DJ entertainment as well as food and drinks. Cost for the doubles tournament is $40 per adult team, $30 per adult and student team, and $20 per student team for college and high school students.

“Prize money will be based on the number of teams entered into the tournament, and we will have a few small raffle items as well,” added McCormick. Anyone interested in playing in the doubles cornhole tournament can contact St. John’s Home for Children at (304) 242-5633 or go to www.stjohnshomeforchildren.org for registration forms. Proceeds from this year’s event will go directly to the boys in St. Johns Home’s care helping to meet their basic needs of food and clothing, as well as educational and recreational supplies. St. Johns Home ministers to boys ages 8 to 14 who are the victims of abuse and neglect or have behavioral or emotional challenges.

“We are encouraging families to play, which is a big part of what this event is about,” McCormick stressed. “It is also a fun opportunity for high school and college students as well as all local civic, fraternal, and social organizations to have a fun challenge where they can sport their school or group colors in a family-centered environment while helping kids at the same time, so please come ‘pitch for kids’.”

Opened in 1856 as an orphanage by Bishop Richard V. Whelan, the first Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, and the Sisters of St. Joseph, the St. John’s/St. Vincent’s Home for Children has been home to thousands of orphaned boys and girls over the past century and a half.

Today, the St. Johns Home for Children is an established licensed residential treatment program that is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation. St. Johns Home for Children is funded in part through a contractual arrangement with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families.

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