Portland, August 11th, 2014. The second annual Cornhole Classic to benefit Portland YouthBuilders (PYB) drew 150 players and spectators, including a special appearance by Timber Joey. The highly anticipated beanbag tournament was held at the East Concourse of Providence Park, where 40 teams competed in either experienced or novice divisions.

The PYB Advocacy Board (Back row, L-R: Kara Carmosino, Bennett Barnwell, Mike Nierengarten, Tonia Kovtunovich (staff), Andrew Fadenrecht, Abe Kats, Sam Pogue. Front row, L-R: Natalie Whitlock, Danielle Radcliffe, Kamauri Yeh, Ally Ramirez, Leah Rinta, Cassady Kennebeck.

The PYB Advocacy Board (Back row, L-R: Kara Carmosino, Bennett Barnwell, Mike Nierengarten, Tonia Kovtunovich (staff), Andrew Fadenrecht, Abe Kats, Sam Pogue. Front row, L-R: Natalie Whitlock, Danielle Radcliffe, Kamauri Yeh, Ally Ramirez, Leah Rinta, Cassady Kennebeck.

The 2014 Cornhole Classic Novice Division Champions were teammates Anthony Devenuta and Megan McKee of team “A-Maize-ing”.

The 2014 Cornhole Classic Novice Division Champions were teammates Anthony Devenuta and Megan McKee of team “A-Maize-ing”. 

 Scott Eberly and Sky Rousse of team “Vanagons” were the Champions of the 2014 Cornhole Classic Experience Division.

Scott Eberly and Sky Rousse of team “Vanagons” were the Champions of the 2014 Cornhole Classic Experience Division.

The Top 4 teams of both experienced and novice teams compete!

The Top 4 teams of both experienced and novice teams compete

Amidst the intense rounds of cornhole games, guests enjoyed checking out the Cornhole Classic photobooth, incredible raffle prizes that were awarded to six lucky winners and the silent auction that comprised of five custom-designed Cornhole board sets created by local Portland artists.

The Cornhole Classic was created by PYB’s Advocacy Board, which consists of young professionals ages 35 and younger, to encourage awareness and support of PYB from other young professionals in Portland. Organizers thanked the 2014 Cornhole Classic sponsors from Microsoft, Portland Timbers, Wieden+Kennedy, BCI Broup, Big Wings Media, Dr. Martens, Walsh Construction Co., Starbucks, Revelry Agency, Widmer Brothers Brewing, and Waltronic Press.

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.

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