4th Annual Cornhole Tournament

3nd Annual Cornhole Tournament

4th Annual Cornhole Tournament

Presented by

Lerner & Rowe’s annual Cornhole Tournament brings together community members from near and far for a day filled with friendly competition, food, and FUN all while raising funds for our non-profit foundation, Lerner & Rowe Gives Back.

Each year, our foundation donates hundreds of thousands of dollars back to the community through charitable initiatives, sponsorships, and special events. 

In 2023 alone, we were able to donate over $2,000,000 throughout communities in Arizona, Indiana, Illinois, Nevada, and New Mexico.

Our contribution to communities and organizations within Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland exceeded $150,000 last year. 100% of funds raised from this event through team registrations, vendors, and sponsorships will go directly back into the community. 

When you participate in this year’s event, you will be helping Lerner & Rowe Gives Back: 

  • Donate over 1,500 backpacks filled with school supplies to children in need 
  • Donate over 1,500 turkeys and a full Thanksgiving meal to families in need 
  • Serve over 30 local non-profits, schools, and police departments through various forms of donations 
  • Further our mission of making a difference in the lives of those in need

Our event takes place:

Saturday, May 11, 2024
Bulldog Park
Crown Point, IN 46307
1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. CST

Team check-in at 12:00 p.m.
BAGS FLY AT 1:00 PM **no exceptions

2024 Cornhole Tournament Flyer

TEAMS

The tournament will run as a double-elimination tournament. All team members will receive an event day t-shirt* and swag bag. This tournament will be played in teams of two, with each team having the option to register for one of two different divisions. 

A Division

  • For our competitive and advanced cornhole players who are a “step above average Joes” 
  • Allowed to bring and use personal bags 
  • Boards will be provided 
  • ONE pro player allowed per team, but not required 
  • Registration fee: $150 per team of two players 
  • Capped at 50 teams (split into two brackets)
  • Top payout: $3,000 (2nd: $1,500, 3rd: $1,000, 4th: $500)

B Division

  • For our “average Joes” and backyard players looking to have some fun 
  • Allowed to bring and use personal bags, bags will also be provided upon request 
  • Boards will be provided 
  • NO professional players, please 
  • Registration fee: $100 per team of two players 
  • Capped at 100 teams (split into four brackets) 
  • Top payout: $1,500 (2nd: $1,000, 3rd: $750, 4th: $500, 5th: $250)

Our tournament will be organized and ran by:

Baggers and RPG12.com

**All teams will be vetted to make sure players are in their appropriate divisions.

Steps we have taken to ensure the best player experience and tournament efficiency: 

  • We have hired two professional tournament organizers 
  • We are capping the number of teams allowed to play in each division 
  • We are setting a cutoff date for sign-ups so we can pre-make our brackets prior to the event 
  • Our tournament will run on a total of 24 board sets 
  • For ease of finding your bracket’s court, each of the six (6) total brackets will have four (4) sets of boards to play on that are color marked
  • Each division will have multiple brackets playing at once on their own sets of boards to ensure teams are rotating through in a timely manner   

FAQ’s

Can I bring my own bags and board?

All players must use the boards provided at the tournament. A Division may bring and use their own bags. B Division may bring and use their own bags, but not required. 

Can I register my team the day of the event?

All teams must pre-register by May 7th when sign ups close. We will not accept any sign ups after this date, nor will we be accepting sign ups at the event.

Can I be matched with a partner if I do not have one?

Unfortunately, we will not be matching partners. Please sign up with a partner of your choosing.

Am I guaranteed an event day t-shirt and swag bag?

Due to time constraints for placing t-shirt orders, anyone who registers AFTER April 29th will not be guaranteed an event day t-shirt and swag bag.

Will the event be rescheduled if it rains?

Our event will run rain or shine! The tournament and vendors will be under a large, covered pavilion.

Is the registration fee refundable?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund once your team has been registered. However, we can substitute out players if someone on your team can no longer make it. Just notify our team of any changes prior to the event day.

How will prize money be dispersed to the winners?

Prize money will be paid in the form of ONE check per winning team.

We will have fun for the whole family, so be sure to invite friends and family to come show their support! To keep spectators and competitors happy, we will also have a full selection of food vendors, a beer garden for those 21 and older, and a kids’ zone. There will also be a variety of other raffles and games to participate in to further help raise funds for Lerner & Rowe Gives Back.

Grab a partner and come out to have some fun, win some money, and support your local community!

Register your team TODAY to ensure you have a spot in Lerner & Rowe Gives Back 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament!

**The online form and payment must be completed in order for your team to be fully registered.

If you have any questions, please contact our Outreach Director, Arianna Baiz, by calling 708-222-2222 ext. 6325, or emailing [email protected].


SPONSORSHIP & VENDORS

More than 500 individuals from near and far joined us for our 2023 Cornhole Tournament. Our team rosters saw players from as close as NWI and Chicago, to as far as Tennessee and Kentucky. This year, we’re expecting an even larger turn out as our event grows and attracts even more cornhole enthusiasts! Your support as a sponsor or vendor not only gets your name in front of hundreds of community members, but it shows your commitment to helping Lerner & Rowe Gives Back advance its mission.100% of the proceeds from this event go directly back into the community. 

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is a registered 501(c)3 charitable foundation devoted to serving those in need through giveback events, partnering with other local non-profits, and staff community involvement. Please visit lernerandrowegivesback.com to learn all about the work we do year around.

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back supports various local charities throughout each year. When a company chooses to sponsor this year’s Cornhole Tournament, they will be supporting non-profits like:

  • St. Jude House
  • MAAC Foundation
  • Girls on the Run of NWI 
  • Mental Health America of NWI 
  • Humane Indiana 
  • Phil’s Friends 
  • Chicago Scholars 
  • Anti-Cruelty Society 
  • Ronald McDonald House 
  • Chicago Police Department’s CAPS Program 
  • Opportunity Enterprises 
  • And, SO many more! 

Our sponsorship levels offer many perks to your business for being a supporter!

CHAMPION Level: $15,000

Co-branding sponsorship level. Special mention and social media tag as “Presented by” in all social media posts. Yard signs with company logo displayed around event area. Company logo prominently displayed on stage banner. Company logo prominently displayed on all event day t-shirts. Company logo prominently displayed on “Thank you to our sponsors” banner displayed at all major events. FOUR (4) team entries for the divisions of your choosing. Item of choosing to be included in all team member swag bags. Company logo displayed on our event page. Special recognition in all social media event posts (over 100k followers).

PRO Level: $10,000

Company logo prominently displayed on stage banner. Company logo prominently displayed on all event day t-shirts. Company logo prominently displayed on “Thank you to our sponsors” banner displayed at all major events. THREE (3) team entries for the divisions of your choosing. Item of choosing to be included in all team member swag bags. Company logo displayed on our event page. Special recognition in all social media event posts (over 100k followers).

AMATEUR Level: $7,500

Company name displayed on stage banner. Company logo displayed on all event day t-shirts. Company logo displayed on the “Thank you to our sponsors” banner displayed at all major events. TWO (2) team entries for the divisions of your choosing Item of choosing to be included in all team member swag bags. Company name listed on our event page. Special recognition in social media “Thank you” post for sponsors (over 100k followers).

AVERAGE JOE Level: $5,000

Company name displayed on stage banner. Company name displayed on all event day t-shirts. Company name displayed on “Thank you to our sponsors” banner displayed at all major events. ONE (1) team entry for the division of your choosing Item of choosing to be included in all team member swag bags. Company name listed on our event page. Special recognition in social media “Thank you” post for sponsors (over 100k followers) 

BEER GARDEN sponsor: $1,000 (1 available)

This exclusive opportunity recognizes your business as the sole sponsor of the beer garden. Included in this sponsorship is high brand visibility through a banner with your business’ logo displayed in the beer garden area. Sponsor is also allowed to display marketing materials of their choosing on each table in the beer garden

KID ZONE sponsor: $1,000 (1 available)

This exclusive opportunity recognizes your business as the sole sponsor of the kid zone. Included in this sponsorship is high brand visibility through a banner with your business’ logo displayed in the kid zone area. Sponsor is also allowed to set-up a vendor table within the kid zone area.

FIELD sponsor: $125 (6 available)

This is your chance to sponsor one of the six cornhole playing fields. Each playing field consists of four (4) sets of boards. Your company’s logo will be displayed within the playing field for all players and spectators to view. Your company’s name will be mentioned as teams are called to play within your field.

Food Vendors: $120

We are looking for vendors who are ready to serve delicious food to hungry cornhole players and their friends and families! Estimated attendance of 600 people. We will only be accepting one vendor from each category to accommodate your business (i.e., Only one Mexican food vendor, one ice cream vendor, etc.) Table and two chairs provided. If electrical is needed, there is an additional $15 fee.

If you are interested in being a sponsor or vendor, please complete the appropriate sponsor or vendor form along with submitting payment. Food vendors must be approved prior to submitting payment. 

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If you wish to submit a payment via check, please notate that on the form. Checks can be made payable to:
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back

Checks can be mailed to or dropped off at:
2612 Calumet Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383 ATTN: Arianna Baiz

Questions about sponsorship or being a vendor?
Please reach out to Arianna Baiz, Outreach Director, at 708-222-2222 ext 6325 or [email protected]