Portland, September 8th, 2013. The rooftop of the Hotel DeLuxe was the site of the first ever Cornhole Classic beanbag tournament to benefit Portland Youth Builders. The exciting event attracted 33 Cornhole teams and more than 100 guests. The event raised $2,700 to help provide long term support for low income youth. (Photo credit, Denika Campbell and Jessica Hopson)

2013 Cornhole Champions Jason Kane (L) and John McPhee (R).

2013 Cornhole Champions Jason Kane and John McPhee.

The championship title was taken by team “Yeah Buddy.” Teammates Jason Kane and John McPhee won in a stunning late-game comeback.  The Cornhole Classic was coordinated by Portland YouthBuilders (PYB’s) Advocacy Board, with the objective of attracting a crowd of young professionals to participate in PYB support and fundraising.

PYB supporters Evelyn Bian (L) and Jeff Robertson (R) sporting their Cornhole Classic t-shirts.

PYB supporters Evelyn Bian and Jeff Robertson sporting their Cornhole Classic t-shirts.

PYB staffer Nancy Pearson (L) and Advocacy Board member Natalie Whitlock (R) preparing for the raffle prize draw.

PYB staffer Nancy Pearson and Advocacy Board member Natalie
Whitlock preparing for the raffle prize draw.

The Cornhole Classic was sponsored by many organizations including Walsh Construction, US Bank, Salt Communications, Sightworks, the Hotel deLuxe, and BCI Group.

About Portland YouthBuilders:

At Portland YouthBuilders (PYB), low-income youth work on completing their high school education while learning a trade that can help them enter a career in either construction or computer technology.  Whether building affordable homes for local families or creating websites for nonprofit organizations, all Portland YouthBuilders students learn the value and importance of hard work, caring for the community, and becoming positive leaders.  PYB’s goal is to move young people out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.