Portland, OR. Over 350 guests filled the street outside Castaway in Northeast Portland to watch 56 teams battle it out for the gold medal at Portland YouthBuilders (PYB) 5th annual Cornhole Classic. 

PYB is a program for youth from 17 to 24 whose experiences with poverty, violence, drugs, hunger and loss have interrupted their route to success. Serving more than 200 young people a year, the nonprofit offers a program of high school completion, vocational training, counseling, and support to help students realize their dreams.

The September 8th event, presented by O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders and the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, raised over $140,000 to support PYB students and programs.

Attendees ham it up at the photo booth, provided by Phototainment

Guests enjoy dinner provided by Jake’s Catering before the live auction begins.

From  Portland YouthBuilders:

We are always inspired by stories from our students like our graduate Jesus and all the good that he is bringing to his neighborhood. This is what we do: PYB gives young people the tools and confidence needed to stabilize, thrive, and participate in their communities.

We could not have had this event without the support of our sponsors and guests, and their belief in our students’ ability to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities.

Shout out to our sponsors:

Care Oregon

The Greenbrier Companies

Guild Mortgage

IBEW Local 48

IUOE Local 701 Operating Engineers

J2 Building Consultants

JD Fulwiler

JP Morgan Chase

J.R. Johnson

NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center

O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders

Oregon Laborers Apprenticeship

Pacific Office Automation

Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Pinnacle

Scott | Edwards Architecture

The Standard

Starbucks

Tonkon Torp, LLP

Tri Met

Urban Resources, Inc.

Howard S. Wright

Wood Mechanix

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