CONCORD – Raymond High School students are volunteering their time and talent to present a fundraising Cornhole Tournament on Sat., July 31 in Raymond. The event raises dollars for Special Olympics New Hampshire as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire.

Bill Hayes is a teacher at Raymond High as well as the school’s Unified Program Coordinator and Coach. The RHS “Ram-guins” Penguin Plunge team raised more than $37,000.00 in the 2021 “Do-It-Yourself” Penguin Plunge made necessary by the pandemic. “Bill is a Champion of SONH” according to Carol Cray, Vice President of Development for SONH. “Not only does he lead hundreds of high school students into the icy waters to raise funds for SONH athletes across the state but has been doing it for years. We’re proud to be alongside BBBSNH as one of Bill’s charities-of-choice” she continued.

The tournament will also be raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire. “This tournament will be an exciting day of friendly competition to raise awareness for youth mentoring” said Linda Carter. She is the Special Events and Business Engagement Coordinator for BBBSNH. She notes “Big Brothers Big Sisters New Hampshire is excited to partner with Special Olympics New Hampshire in the upcoming Cornhole Tournament.”

Bill Hayes is quick to credit the school’s students saying “Play some Cornhole, win some great prizes, have some great food, and meet some of the greatest students on the planet! We at RHS look forward to seeing you all at our first (of what we hope will be many) fundraisers for BBBS and SONH!”

The event starts at 10:00 a.m. on July 31 at the Iber Holmes Middle School located at 1 Stephen K. Batchelder Parkway in Raymond. Tournament play is for ages 14 and older with a $30.00 per person registration fee. It will be a double-elimination tournament. The event will also feature a non-tournament cornhole play area for those under 14. Players and friends can purchase food and Coca-Cola beverages and participate in a 50-50 raffle.

Registration and information for the Cornhole Tournament is at https://give.bbbsnh.org/event/2021-cornhole-tournament/e341382.

About SONH:

Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH) is an accredited program of Special Olympics International (SOI) and is part of an international global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire:

Since 1966, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire has been changing lives - one friendship at a time. Mentoring gives youth the inspiration and confidence needed to achieve their dreams, provides parents with a network of support, and offers volunteers the opportunity to make a big difference in someone else's life, just by having fun!

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