AID plans to use backyard sport to raise funds

By on February 10, 2010

Elgin—Cornhole, bags, baggo; whatever you may call it, there is no denying that it is rapidly becoming one of the most popular recreational sports to come out in the last decade. It’s a sport where anyone can win, regardless of size or strength.

The Association for Individual Development (AID) will host the 2010 “Battle of the Bags” Cornhole Tournament Saturday, Feb. 20, at its Elgin Training Center located at 1135 Bowes Road, Elgin. Registration for the tournament will start at 1 p.m. and last until the tournament starts at 2 p.m.

There is an entry fee of $40 per team or $20 for individual players, who will be placed randomly with partners at the end of the registration. The winning team will take home $200. Second- and third-place teams will also get prizes. Each team is guaranteed to play at least two games.

Food will be served throughout the event. There will also be 50/50 raffles held throughout the day. Affordable sponsorship opportunities are being offered.

All proceeds from this event go to benefit the more than 20 programs that AID offers to people with developmental disabilities, mental illness or those in need of crisis intervention services. AID is a nonprofit, community-based organization that serves over 5,100 individuals throughout Kane, Kendall, DeKalb, DuPage, suburban Cook and Will counties. For more information, call (847) 931-2291 or visit