Marco Cornhole Classic to debut Aug. 1


MarcoClassic_080115A new event, featuring fun for the whole family and a spirited cornhole tournament is coming to Marshall’s Huntington campus on Saturday, Aug. 1.

The Marco Cornhole Classic and Marshall Family Fun Day, presented by Huntington Bank, will feature an afternoon of activities for Marshall alums, faculty, family and friends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Harless Field, according to the Marshall University Alumni Association. Designed to bring members of the Herd family together, the day will feature the Cornhole Classic tournament, which is open to everyone. Organizers say that there will be  activities for children of all ages, which will include inflatables for multiple age groups, games, face painting. The event will also include music, food, and free ice cream, in addition to visits from some familiar faces including Spiderman and Marco.

“We are very excited to bring the Marco Classic and Family Fun Day to Huntington,” said Matt Hayes, executive director of the alumni association. “We are always looking for fun ways to get our alumni and Marshall supporters in the community out to enjoy a great time and get back on the Huntington campus. We hope people will bring their entire familieis out to enjoy a fun afternoon and some great food, courtesy of the Marshall University Alumni Association and Huntington Bank.”

The cornhole tournament will feature a double elimination format and is open to players of all skill levels. Entry into the tournament is $20 per team, with prizes to the top three teams. Prizes will include trophies, custom Marshall cornhole boards and $200 worth of gift cards to the MU Bookstore.

The event is brought to participants by the MU Alumni Association, the Marshall Recreation Center, M&M Inflatables, Heroes 4 Higher, Stewart’s Hot Dogs, Home City Ice, MU Bookstore, 93.7 The Dawg, Coca-Cola Bottling company and Dale Schobe.