Annual Toss Out Child Abuse charity tourney big success

More than thirty teams competed in Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation’s Fourth Annual Toss Out Child Abuse: Charity Cornhole Tournament held Saturday, March 7, at Walking Tree Brewery. Entrants participated in one or two ability levels that were determined by the results of qualifying rounds. Winners in the Level A more experienced category were Jim McGowan and Manny Stinnelf who captured first place and the Tony Guse and Nick Guse team, second place. Mark Zorc and Jacob Lemothe took the top prize in Level B; second place was won by Bob Schlitt and Anthony Schlitt.

All proceeds from the event benefit local projects for the prevention of child abuse.

John Pertile of bagboards.net from St. Petersburg managed the double-elimination tournament and served as master of ceremonies. Sponsors include Edlund Dritenbas Binkley Architects PA, Professional Advisory Management (PASI), Peter Armfield and Lyle Ostrom, Anonymous, Summit Construction, Citrus Three, Proctor Construction, Millennium Collections, Schlitt Services, Trusted Insurance Professionals, Millennium Collections, and CenterState Bank. John Binkley was the chair of the event.

The Exchange Club of Indian River Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization founded in 2001 exclusively for charitable purposes, specifically to aid in the prevention of child abuse. Because members believe every child in their community should have the opportunity to grow up healthy, safe, and strong, the Foundation funds local projects in pursuit of this goal.

Exchange Club of Indian River has provided the community with programs in youth activities, service, and Americanism since 1973. It is affiliated with America’s service club, the National Exchange Club. Members meet for lunch at C.J. Cannon’s Wednesdays at noon. Meetings feature programs on a wide range of business, government and civic, charity, personal, and professional topics.

Persons interested in learning more about Exchange Club of Indian River membership, working for prevention of child abuse, or donating to the Foundation may seek further information by sending an email to info@exchangeclubofindianriver.org, calling event chair John Binkley at 772-532-3975, or visiting http:/www.exchangeclubofindianriver.org/

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