Seniors Play in Cornhole Challenge at WOLF

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Kent Andrews and Erica Harvier win the Senior Cornhole Challenge at WOLF
Video by OAN Reporter Chris Picciuolo

It’s a backyard pastime that never gets old.

Cornhole, a popular game in which players toss beanbags into a hole on a raised wooden board, made it to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Way of Life Facility on January 19 in a miniature tournament for seniors sponsored by Community Recreational Services (CRS).

Already at the WOLF for their chair volleyball practice, some seniors walked across the hall to toss the beanbags. A few teams got together for the event, which was quite competitive.

The teams K N Air and Kim’s Team competed against each other a couple of times in the tournament, ending up with a score of 21-18 in both matchups. K N Air won both games and came out on top in the championship match.

Kent Andrews was a last-minute recruit to play with Erica Harvier on K N Air.

“My husband got sick, so I thank Kent for stepping up. It was a fun experience,” said Harvier.

Andrews was just happy to be there for the first cornhole tournament of the year.

“I’m glad to be a part of [the tournament],” said Andrews. “I’m looking forward to another tournament. It was a good time.”

CRS Athletic Coordinator II Vanessa Lechuga said that CRS tries to do something fun every month for seniors.

“This event was also for people who didn’t know much about cornhole,” said Lechuga. “If you don’t know [about the sport], come out and learn. That’s what a lot of our athletic events are about.”

When asked what she plans to do now that her team won the cornhole championship, Harvier replied, ”I’m going to Disneyland!”

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