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That is becaus toms e about $2,500 in proceeds from cornhole games played Saturday at Brook Park Armory, 6225 Engle Road, went to a Berea based business that provides dogs that help open doors or turn on lights for young wheelchair bound people suffering from autism or Down syndrome.About 135 people competed in two tournaments at the armory: the National Winter Cornhole Championship, toms sponsored by Working Animals Giving Service 4 Kids, and the American Cornhole Organization. The program involves having Labrador and golden retrievers. They are trained by selected inmates at the medium security North Central Correction Institution, in Marion.Saturday was the first time Wags4Kids held its 4 year old tourney at the armory. Wags4Kids moved the tourney to the armory from the county fairgrounds in part because the fairgrounds had only outdoor toilets.Toilets are helpful at cornhole tourneys.have to tell you that the people who show up at the Wags play for fun and beer, Nelson said.The armory also has a nice kitchen in which to prepare the $2 hot dogs eaten with $2 beers.Wags4Kids dubs its tourney as a national championship with tongue in cheek.are the only ones who were doing it four years ago, Nelson said. joke that if someone challenges us on it for calling it we call it the championship.Jack Stagge, of Lynchburg, Ohio, is a top 20 player in the nation. He competed Saturday in Brook Park. He will compete for the world championship in January in Las Vegas. Nelson started the tourney after her husband son toms returned from Ohio State University with cornhole boards. Nelson had no notion then the game would become competitive.Fift toms y three two person teams paid $50 to compete Saturday. They won cash prizes and gifts from Bil Jac Foods, of Medina.are wonderful supporters of Wags4Kids, Nelson said.So, too, is Michelle Cahill, of Parma. Cahill operates North East Cornhole LLC. She said she owns franchise rights from the American Cornhole Organization for the Cleveland area. Her job is to recruit people to play a professional level of cornhole.biggest goal is to get on ESPN, she said.NEO Cornhole has 60 teams that compete during the summer at Flyers Bar Grill, 6298 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, and during the winter at the Brooklyn Parma Knights of Columbus Hall, 4730 Broadview Road, Cleveland.claim to be the largest in the state because I don know any (groups) that are any bigger, Cahill, a bookkeeper and former high school fast pitch pitcher, said.