June 7, 2012: Louisville, Ky.—Beta Beta chapter at Louisville recently held its fourth annual philanthropy cornhole tournament on Louisville’s campus. The group raised more than $3,000 for SeriousFun Children’s Network.

Cornhole is a bean bag toss in which players take turns throwing bags at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores three points, while one that lands on the platform scores one point. The game continues until a team reaches 21 points.

This year’s tournament consisted of 45 teams, a silent auction and grill out. Funds were raised via alumni and community participation, tournament registration, and the silent auction. More than 45 alumni and parents attended the event.

“My favorite memory, as well as many other brothers, was the fact that we got to share one of our huge philanthropy events with our parents and alumni,” said Beta Beta Chapter President Adam Clark, Louisville ’10. “These two groups of people are very near to our hearts and it was special that so many showed up to support the brothers.”

The group’s annual cornhole tournament is a consistent benefactor to SeriousFun Children’s Network, formerly the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps. The men begin planning for the event months in advance, and Clark said that really brings the chapter together.

“Everyone pitches in a helping hand, and this event is a testament to how well our chapter can work together,” he said. “The rest of campus takes notice to this and we have dramatically increased campus participation over the years.”