First Annual Corn Hole Tournament benefits the NE Food Pantry
It took only one woman to organize a community of supporters to benefit our local North East Food Pantry. A few months ago, Elizabeth (Crofoot) Bittner made a phone call inquiring about the possibility of holding a Corn Hole Tournament behind Speedeez Sports Bar on Sunday, Sept. 21. The explicit purpose of the Tournament was to help fund our local Food Pantry. In the span of just a couple of weeks she recruited and then collected from over 20 local businesses the donated goods and gift certificates to offer as gift auction prizes. Brian Shank, one of the candidates for an Erie County Council 5th District Seat, provided his complimentary DJ services during the Corn Hole Tournament. There were 28 participants in the actual Corn Hole Toss, four of whom are in a professional league in Erie. Folks walked by and purchased tickets for the gifts auction items, some of which various local churches donated. In a four-hour time span, $635.50 was collected and given directly to the North East Food Pantry. Elizabeth is grateful to her colleagues at Speedeez, the owner, George McDannel, for allowing her the opportunity as well as funding then tournament cash prizes, the participants in the Corn Hole Tournament and the generous donors who made this first “Annual” Event such a wonderful success. This fundraising event showed the spirit of generosity in our community.
THANK YOU to all involved and see you next year!