Lemon Grove Lions Club takes aim at cornhole tourney

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The Lemon Grove Lions Club is holding a Cornhole Tournament fundraiser for the San Diego Center for the Blind and its other nonprofit charities on Aug. 7 at 4 p.m. at 13-Points Brewing in Lemon Grove. The tournament will consist of two divisions, the Social Division is for those who are not professionals and costs $25 per person to register, and the Advanced Division, which costs $40 per person. Registration for the event is now open and will close on Aug. 5. The tournament features a four game minimum round robin with single or double elimination, depending on the number of players.

Lion Club member Catherine Froelicher said that they chose the SD Center for the Blind as part of the organizations ongoing effort to help people that are blind or have trouble with their sight.

“That is one of the things that the Lions Club does, is to make sure that people that have trouble seeing or cannot see, have the availability of services that they need. We collect glasses and have several locations where people can donate their old glasses. This will be the first cornhole that I know of that has ever been held in Lemon Grove,” she said.

Lemon Grove Lions Club President Tobi Gary said in addition to the Center, funds raise will help their support of other nonprofits and organizations, like the Lemon Grove Little League.

“People can expect to have a fun time,” she said. “We are having a couple of food vendors there. The brewery will be open, and people can go in and sample its products, have a beer and watch the games. If they want, they can register and be a part of the tournament. We will have prizes, a raffle, and the proceeds after expenses will go to the nonprofits that we support in the community.”

Gary said that right now, the club has 17 members and is always looking for people to be part of its community.

“Our motto is ‘We Serve,’” she said. “If people have a need or want to help the community, they should contact us to join the Lions. We are a service organization, and we give back to the community. Many of us have been fortunate in our lives and we want to give back to people that are not so fortunate. If you are that type of person, that is the kind of people that we want in our group. People that want to do the work and get out into the community to make our community better.”

Gary said that it is exceptionally nice to be opening again after a year during the pandemic, but that the pandemic did not stop the club from continuing its community service where it could.

“We just had our first in-person meeting since the pandemic,” she said. “We had our awards, a potluck and everyone was able to get together and see each other, because we have been having Zoom meeting for the past year. I cannot wait for the library to open again, so we can again have our meetings there.”

The Lemon Grove will be participating in the Sherriff’s Night Out Against Crim e on Aug. 2, at the Main Street Promenade located at 3443 Main Street. The organization is still working with the city in a drive through food distribution, now once a month every third Saturday of the month, and its Community Clean-Up, that is held every second Saturday of the month.

To register for the Aug. 7 Cornhole Tournament email LGCornhole@gmail.com or call (619) 469-7350 and ask for Ken or Joanne. You can also follow the Lemon Grove Lions Club on Facebook @LemonGroveLionsClub.

Lemon Grove Lions Club takes aim at cornhole tourney

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