Local cornhole tournament raises money to help educate kids in Latin America

Many people got to enjoy one of Colorado’s favorite summertime games at Edgewater Brewery for the first ever Sustainable Roots Cornhole Benefit Tournament.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Many people got to enjoy one of Colorado’s favorite summertime games at Edgewater Brewery for the first ever Sustainable Roots Cornhole Benefit Tournament.

Sustainable Roots is a local organization dedicated to teaching kids in the Amazon about sustainability and environmental protection. Their current project is to send a group of kids in Ecuador on a biology trip to the Galapagos.

All proceeds from today’s tournament will help fund the trip. A total of 15 teams signed up for the event.

“Those kids are amazing, and they’re smart and they work so hard. They’ve done community service. I love them, and I just really wanted to put on this event, and give them the opportunity to learn more to extend their education,” said Kalyn Madaris, who organized the event.

The non-profit organization also works to build green houses and teach English to Latin American kids. Organizers aimed to raise $5,000 at the tournament, with the help of t-shirt sales and a silent auction.

 

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