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By Toni DeRosa
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Orange Heart hosts cornhole tournament

 

February 14, 2019 | View PDF

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Just a few of the competitors at play during the afternoon.

The competition level was high last Saturday at the Wasco Elks Lodge where nearly 30 players vied for the "Best Cornhole Team" title and a grand prize -- a custom cornhole game donated by Walter Coley. After hours of intense play, team Shocking Thunder, Ralph Ramirez and Peter Bustos, took home the top honors.

The Orange Heart Foundation hosted the cornhole tournament to help raise funds for the annual 4th of July fireworks show in Wasco.

While cornhole rules relatively straightforward. There are two boards each made of a specific dimension with a hole in the top-center. The boards are placed 27 feet apart facing each other. Two rows of players line up on either side of one board and take turns trying to toss a bean bag through the hole on the opposite board. Each bag that makes it into the hole earns three points and one point for a bag that lands and stays on the board. The game ends when one player reaches 21 points.

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Cornhole competition winners Ralph Ramirez and Peter Bustos (center) accepting their prize.

Two vendors were on hand at the event selling food to attendees and competitors. Options included tasty street tacos with freshly made tortillas from Ponza Verdes or a sandwich meal by Outkast Catering with Chef Manny. "Wherever Manny is, I go," said Kathy Giesy. "This food is the best!" Outkast Catering donated their time and services, said Orange Heart member Orquidea Ocampo.

Several items also were raffled off during the event, including a date-night basket donated by the Tigers Elite baseball team, two baskets donated by Wonderful Company employees, a Coke basket donated by the Orange Heart Foundation, smog gift certificates donated by H&H Mechanic Shop, and wine racks donated by Aldo Hernandez. Jose Zepeda also donated registration fees for five City of Wasco teams to play in the tournament.

 

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