WATERVILLE — The Alfond Youth & Community Center plans to host its first fundraising event of 2022. The Cabin Fever Cornhole Tournament, sponsored by the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, at The Elm at 21 College Ave.

Registration starts at 10 a.m., and the tournament starts at 11 a.m.

The public event will be organized by Wicked Cornhole and offer social and competitive divisions. Players are guaranteed four games in the round robin competition; the top team in each division will be awarded $250 and $100 cash, respectfully.

There will be music, food and a cash bar available.

All proceeds will benefit the AYCC’s Unified Champion Club, a program where adults with and without intellectual disabilities are paired and play and compete against each other through sports and other ongoing weekly activities.

In partnership with Special Olympics Maine, the mission is to break barriers and create a culture of acceptance and inclusion within the AYCC and the community for people of all abilities. The organization is the first club in the nation to offer such a program, according to a news release from the community center.

“These types of events are essential for our program’s success for two main reasons. We rely solely on donor contributions and resources from fundraising events to help sustain our program; secondly, to increase awareness of the powerful impact it has on our participants, families and the volunteers,” Sawyer Boulette, director of Philanthropic Partnerships and Unified Programs, said in the news release.

Since the launching of the program in 2019, it has grown to more than 140 participants and offers over 25 activities.

To register, visit clubaycc.org. For more information, contact Boulette at [email protected] or 207-873-0684.

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