Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2015
MyWay Mobile Storage is pleased to join with Cintas First Aid & Safety to host the 2nd Annual Cornhole Classic to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The event will be held May 2, 2015 starting at 5:00p.m. at the dome at the RMU Island Sports Center. Jeff Hancher, Global Account Manager at Cintas, created the event last year to support the Wounded Warrior Project as a way to give back to veterans returning home. Ed Sickmund, MyWay Mobile Storage Market Owner and former Cintas General Manager, loved the idea and immediately joined on as co-host.
The Wounded Warrior Project helps injured soldiers returning home from conflicts around the world. More soldiers survive their injuries than in the past thanks to better body armor and better medicine, but that means that the number of service men and women returning home with physical or mental injuries is greater.
“I’m so glad we could do something to help our brave warriors,” says event organizer, Jeff Hancher. “These brave individuals and their families need our support now more than ever.” Hancher continued, “Wounded Warrior Project has a vision to foster the most successful well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. As the Wounded Warrior Project puts it, ‘it’s not about the war, it’s about the warrior.’ We applaud that vision, and trust that the money raised by Pittsburgers at this event will be put to good use.”
There will be 50 cornhole teams competing for bragging rights and the $300 first place prize. Cornhole boards were built for the event by the Carpenters Joint Apprentice Training Committee (JATC) with lumber donated by 84 Lumber. In addition to the cornhole, there will be a silent auction of signed sports items, gift raffles and 50/50.
“This year’s event will be even better than last year’s,” said Ed Sickmund. He continued, “Last year was the first year for us and we were figuring it out as we went along. Even so, we raised more than $6,000. This year we’ve added music, generously donated by the country band Saddle Up, so folks not playing cornhole will have entertainment. This year we’ve had terrific support from area businesses and hope to double what we raised last year.”
Other event sponsors include, Beer Blizzard, RMU Island Sports Center, Spider Learning, Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network, Snyder Brothers Automotive, KDKA News Radio, Bobby Rahal Automotive Group, Trophy Works, Berkshire Hathoway Peters Office, Colorperfect Printing, Cowden Associates, The Windmill in Hopewell, Sheree’s Styling Studio, First National Bank, The Beer Warehouse, 10xSolutions, Mugshotz, and of course, Steel City Cornhole.
Mickey Robb from Beer Blizzard said, “Beer Blizzard is happy to be able to give something back to these warriors and their families who have given so much to our country. I encourage everyone to come on out to the RMU Island Sports Center and join the fun for a good cause.” Robb added, “We’re adding a special cornhole toss contest for additional prize money, just to keep things interesting.”
“Fundraisers like this cornhole tournament help the Wounded Warrior Project expand and improve our programs for wounded warriors returning home to the Pittsburgh area,” said Melaine Huber, of Wounded Warriors Project. “Every dollar raised helps us continue uniquely structured programs to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. Everyone’s recovery process is different. We help them find a program that fits them and their family’s needs,” Huber continued, “We want warriors to remember, you are not alone in this journey. We are here to support you as you define your new normal.” More information about the Wounded Warrior Project is available online at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/.
For more information on sponsoring the event or registering a team to play, please contact Jeff Hancher at 724-263-5799.
About MyWay Mobile Storage:
MyWay Mobile Storage is the leading provider of moving and storage solutions and is located in a spacious 27,500 square foot facility in West Mifflin, PA to better service their customers in the metropolitan Pittsburgh area. They provide quick and easy do it yourself moving containers that can be delivered right to your door and stored in their climate controlled, secure storage facilities. To learn more, visit http://www.mywaystorage.com or call 888-336-9929 to speak with a Moving & Storage Consultant.
Photo caption: Ed Sickmund, Rochelle Jedinak Cintas First Aid & Safety General Manger and Jeff Hancher presenting the 2014 donation check last year to Mike Palarino from the Wounded Warrior Project.