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Craig firefighters hold cornhole tournament to raise money for scholarships

Stephanie Hampton tosses a beanbag, hoping to score to win for her team during Craig Fire/Rescue's cornhole tournament, held Saturday to raise money for local scholarships.

CRAIG — Craig Fire/Rescue held its first cornhole tournament Saturday, Sept. 8, at the department’s training tower, and the agency is hoping the event will grow into the future.

Craig Firefighter Nick Scheller said he and Fire Battalion Chief Troy Hampton helped organized the event to raise money for scholarships. The new event is an addition to the annual luau, which also raises money for scholarships. The goal was to expand the ability to provide educational funding for local students.

Half the money raised went to the first- and second-place winners of the tournament.

“We want to give back to our community,” Scheller said.

The tournament was originally planned for last year, but had to be postponed due to scheduling problems.

Scheller said he was glad to take some time away from a very busy fire season to do something relaxing that helps the community.

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Craig Fire/Rescue offered thanks to Thunder Rolls Bowling Center for partnering to put on the event and for providing entertainment for the children.