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June 2013

Remke bigg’s and American Cornhole agree to offer ACO cornhole bags

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Remke bigg’s will be the preferred retail provider for American Cornhole bags in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky.

American Cornhole Organization has launched an initiative to provide cornhole bags throughout the thirteen stores of the Remke bigg’s grocery chain. There will be two bag options available at the stores. The ACO Traditional canvas bags and the ACO Tailgator bags assembled using two fabrics, canvas and suede. The bags also offer a longer life by incorporating resin-fill versus corn-fill. The resin-fill is moisture resistant. Bags can get wet without concern and allow customers to easily store the bags without molding or breaking down. The stores will have sample bags on display for comparison and both offerings will be provided in the ACO colors of red and blue.

The ACO cornhole bags are in stores now just in time for Father’s Day and all the fourth of July celebrations. Look in the summer aisles, toy areas or near your favorite beverages to get your set of hometown made cornhole bags.

About Remke bigg’s:
Remke bigg’s is an employee-owned grocery store that has been serving Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati communities since 1897. Known for the best fresh produce in the area and superb meat, deli and bakery departments, Remke bigg’s prides itself on bringing Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati shoppers quality, value and positively outrageous service. For more information about Remke bigg’s, visit www.remkes.com.

Booth Sponsorships available at ACO World Championships of Cornhole VIII

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American Cornhole is offering space for vendors and partners to secure space at the ACO World Championships of Cornhole VIII held at Turfway Park July 17-20, 2013. Vendors and partners will have the opportunity to display their products and/or services to the participants attending the event. This year’s event is expecting 400-700 attendees daily over the four day stretch.

Sponsorship is $500 and includes 10’x10′ booth space, a table and chair, one-quarter page ad in the event program and a choice of either a Golden Ticket or Corporate Team entry. (The space will not include power.) Early Bird pricing of $300 is available until June 10th. Contact American Cornhole for details at 888-563-2002.

Turfway Park announced as site of ACO World Championships of Cornhole VIII

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American Cornhole Organization has selected Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., as host site for the eighth annual World Championships of Cornhole, set for July 17-20, 2013.

“It’s exciting to be back at Turfway Park for another premier event. Turfway Park last held an ACO event in 2010. We are familiar with the property and believe it will offer our players and spectators a unique experience,” said ACO president Frank Geers.

The ACO World Championships of Cornhole has grown from 64 participants in the inaugural competition to more than 250 last year. With the addition of the ACO Corporate Cup, an exclusive competition for companies in the Cincinnati metropolitan area, the number of competitors this year could reach nearly 400.

Prize purses have also increased from $2,000 the first year to now more than $10,000 guaranteed. Entry fees contribute to purses; based on participation, this year’s ACO Worlds could offer purses as high as $50,000.

The tournament is open to anyone interested in participating. The individual entry fee for participation in singles and/or doubles tournaments throughout the competition, called the Golden Ticket, ranges from $100 to $300. Ticket pricing tiers are based on available stock and add to a growing purse. World Championship hopefuls can learn more about the event and secure tickets here.

Spectators are welcome and admitted free of charge. The tournaments start each day at 10 a.m. and will conclude at 11p.m. Each day offers a variety of singles and doubles competitions.

Sponsor programs are also available. Those interested in learning more about sponsorship should call the American Cornhole office at (888) 563-2002.

Turfway Park is located at 7500 Turfway Rd., I-75 at Exit 182 in Florence, Kentucky. Turfway Park offers a fully enclosed facility, easy interstate access, plentiful parking and a variety of economical food and beverage options. Turfway Park, a Thoroughbred racetrack, will remain open during the competition for its regular schedule of simulcast racing.

ACO celebrates Independence Day with City of Fort Thomas

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American Cornhole Organization Announces ACO Worlds Qualifier Tournament

The Independence Day celebration at Fort Thomas Tower Park has been a staple in Northern Kentucky for years. This year’s celebration will include a Classic Car Show, kids’ events, a concert with Soul Pocket along with an American Cornhole qualifier tournament. Another unique and special activity added this year will be the addition of a quilt show. This celebration unites a community of families and celebrates the independence of our country. The evening will conclude with an exciting display of fireworks which the community looks forward to every year.

This will be the second year American Cornhole and City of Fort Thomas will hold a cornhole tournament event. This tournament will feature a 70% payout from registration up to a cap of $2,000 paid out to the top eight teams. Entry will be $30 for a team of two people. Participants will be placed into a round robin with top teams advancing into a single elimination tournament. The winning team will also receive a Golden Ticket package entry into the ACO World Championships of Cornhole VIII taking place July 17-20, 2013 at Turfway Park in Florence, KY.

Cornhole is a game in which players take turns tossing one pound bags at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. This game originated in backyards and has elevated to nationally organized tournaments and leagues. American Cornhole Organization is the governing body to the sport of cornhole and has launched a national campaign to running organized tournaments across the country.

About City of Fort Thomas: City of Fort Thomas is an active participant in the community development and developing ways to enrich the quality of life for its families. Learn more at http://www.ftthomas.org.