Suwannee Valley Charity Cornhole Tournament Raises $3,157 For United Way

Posted: April 16, 2018

Twenty-five teams participated in the first annual Suwannee Valley Cornhole Tournament hosted by Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) on Saturday, April 14. $3,157 was raised for United Way of Suwannee Valley.

“Everyone at the tournament seemed to have a wonderful time,” said SVEC Director of Communications, Jon Little. “SVEC is an enthusiastic supporter of the United Way, and we are very pleased by the community’s response to this new fundraising event.”

Jay and Randy Papesca of Live Oak and Jasper finished third in the tournament, Allen Kennedy and Richard Stohlmann of Jasper came in second, and Rob Chismark and Daniel Hedberg of Middleburg, FL took home the gold.

“Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative’s cornhole tournament was a lot of fun.  It is an activity anyone can play and that spectators can watch.  The children who came had their own activities and enjoyed playing together.  Generally, it was a great family and community activity, and, certainly, United Way appreciates the funds raised,” said Rita Dopp, executive director of United Way. “The United Way employees who sponsored their team and played have already selected their team name for the second annual tournament.”

CORNerstone sponsors of the event were Farmers Cooperative, First Federal Bank of Florida, North Florida Printing Co. Poole Realty and Seminole Electric Cooperative ­- SVEC’s wholesale power provider. Prizes were donated by the Brown Lantern Restaurant and Dairy Queen of Live Oak. Tournament operations were conducted by North Florida Cornhole.