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Check Out The Windy City Cornhole Classic

By Todd McClamroch in News on Jul 19, 2007 2:45PM

You might know it as Bags, Baggo, Corn Toss or Cornhole, but whatever you call it you better have your game on a week from Saturday for the First Annual Windy City Cornhole Classic. Bag tossers from across the city will meet up at Soldier Field to find the best cornholer in town.

The event will have four different brackets including a first-time throwers division, a children's division for those under 14, a social division and a competitive division. The winner of the competitive division will receive cash, prizes and a one-year supply of Chipotle burritos. All participants will receive a Windy City Cornhole Classic t-shirt and a goodie bag from sponsors. In addition to the competition and prizes there will be music, ice-cold beer and food available throughout the day.

The entry fees range from free - $100 depending on the division and whether you pre-register. Competitors can pre-register on the Windy City Cornhole Classic website. Spectators are welcome as well, there is no admission fee but a $3 donation to the Fathers Helping Fathers organization is requested.

The event takes place at Soldier Field on July 28, with registration from 10am - Noon followed by the first bag being tossed at Noon.