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September 17, 2013

Charity Cornhole Tournament Is Fun For The Whole Family

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept.17, 2013 … The whole family will enjoy an afternoon of fun at the Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tourney on Sept. 28. The event at Freedom Park is free for spectators, and there will be activities for all ages. Registration for a two-person cornhole team is $60, which goes directly to Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina.

Hosted by general contractor Andrew Roby, the event will feature Sir Purr from the Panthers, Rufus Lynx from the Bobcats, Blue from the Charlotte Hounds, a bouncy house and children’s play zone. Boxman Studios is providing two hospitality suites, made from upcycled shipping containers, with TVs inside broadcasting various college football games.

“This is the sixth annual tournament, and it’s a family-friendly afternoon at the park with entertainment for all ages,” said David McGuire, Andrew Roby chief operating officer. “And, the cornhole tournament will be the biggest the world has ever seen.”

Last year’s tournament set a Guinness world record with 288 participants, breaking the world record set by the same tournament in 2011. Organizers hope to set a new record with even more cornhole players this year. The deadline to register is Monday, Sept. 23, and the $60 entry fee includes a free T-shirt for each participant. The first-place team wins $1,000, and the second-place team wins $500.

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. Individuals who donate $30 or more will receive an event T-shirt. For more information about the Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tourney, including volunteer opportunities, registration and entry requirements, visit www.PitchinForWishes.com.

Andrew Roby has raised more than $330,000 for various charities through its cornhole tournaments in previous years. Harris Teeter has committed to a major contribution as co-host of Pitchin’ for Wishes. Providence Landscape Group has signed on as the title sponsor, and gold sponsors include Queen City Lumber, Overhead Door of Charlotte, Pinnacle Roofing, Ross & Witmer, Inc. and many others.

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. The organization will grant 237 wishes this year, but there are more than 325 qualified children waiting for their wishes. The organization relies solely on fundraising support from the local community.

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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