PILOT MOUNTAIN — Some 25 two-person teams filled the East Surry High School football field Saturday afternoon for some friendly competition and to help the East Surry Arts and Academic Team (ESAAT) raise funds for future activities.
The occasion was the second annual “Cardinal Cornhole Classic,” as teams squared off to play in a tournament format for cash prizes.
“In spite of a cool, cloudy day,” noted Cherise Millsaps, who with Ginger Keith serves as ESAAT co-chairs, “we had a good turn-out. We had a variety of players including students, coaches, teachers and other adults from our community. We had awesome food and some great ESAAT volunteer support.”
ESAAT representatives also voiced appreciation to John Tucker, Will Moore and Buffey Moore for their organizational skills in handling tournament brackets and team play.
Play drew to a close at about 3:30 p.m. with the team of Tyler Newell and Sam Jones, both of King, emerging victorious. Second place went to the father-son team of John and Cody Palmer.
According to Millsaps, an estimated $1,500 was raised during the day.
“This will allow us to continue to provide student projects and activities,” she said. “This is good seed money for next fall, which is always a busy time for us.”