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Andrew Roby Cornhole Tournament Set For September 28

Date

August 19, 2013

Location

Charlotte, NC

The sixth annual Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tourney, hosted by general contractor Andrew Roby and Harris Teeter, will take place September 28 at Freedom Park.

“Our goal is to raise $200,000 to benefit Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina,” said Andrew Roby Chief Operating Officer David McGuire. “Last year’s tournament set a Guinness world record with 288 cornhole competitors, and we aim to beat that this year.”

The family-friendly tournament features an NCAA bracket-style cornhole competition, as well as food, music, mascots from Charlotte’s professional sports teams, a bouncy house and children’s play zone. The event, organized by Andrew Roby, is in its sixth year and has raised more than $330,000 for various charities in previous years.

“Pitchin’ for Wishes has grown every year,” said McGuire. “It’s a team effort to reach our fundraising goal, and we really need cornhole competitors, event volunteers, donations from the community and additional sponsors to make it happen.”

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy at a time when they need it most. For many, it marks a turning point in their fight against their illness. The average cost to grant a child’s wish through Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina is $6,000. One hundred percent of the funds raised within the community will fund the wishes of the local children.  

Your generous support helps to grant local wishes like Mae’s. Eight-year-old Mae has lived in Matthews since she was adopted at age 7. She was diagnosed with beta thalassemia and she is scheduled to have a bone marrow transplant this summer. Mae loves all things princess, from the beautiful dresses to the sparkly jewelry – and of course the fairy godmother! Mae’s wish to be a princess for a day was granted this past Memorial Day weekend when she and her family went to Walt Disney World.

Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina will grant 237 wishes this year, but has more than 325 qualified children waiting for their wishes. The organization relies solely on fundraising support from the local community.

Pitchin’ for Wishes on-site registration begins at 10 a.m., and the tournament is from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., rain or shine. The entry fee is $60 for each two-person team. The winning team takes home $1,000, and the second-place team wins $500. Individuals who donate $30 or more will receive an event T-shirt.

 

For more information about the Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tourney, including sponsorship packages, volunteer opportunities, registration and entry requirements, visit www.PitchinForWishes.com.

Andrew Roby, the premier custom residential contractor in the Carolinas, specializes in remodeling, kitchen and bath renovations, new homes and handyman services. The company was founded more than 60 years ago as a one-man remodeling firm and has grown into the largest in the Charlotte metro area with offices in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Boone and Atlantic Beach, N.C. With fine materials, unsurpassed craftsmanship and commitment to customer service, Andrew Roby produces one-of-a-kind homes that feature style, luxury and comfort. Visit www.andrewroby.com.

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