Local Lions Club “Corn Hole for a Cure” raises funds for childhood cancer research
The Lions Club of Dover, Rollinsford and South Berwick bagged a winner in their First Annual “Cornhole for a Cure” fundraiser on August 20 at the Hilltop Fun Center in Somersworth, NH. Almost $7800 was raised with $3400 going directly to childhood cancer research, in partnership with Dartmouth Health. Additional funds raised will further the activities of the Lions Club locally, particularly in the areas of conservation, vision, hunger, and childhood cancer.
The Lions Club Vice President Brandon Gove spearheaded this event, which was officiated by Sports Hub of New England and MC’d by Matty Pace. The weather was perfect as 40-50 teams, including players of all levels, participated in the friendly competition. Raffles, prizes, tee shirts, a barbecue and music rounded out the day bringing smiles to all involved.
The local business community rallied to support this event with sponsors including SC Digital/Loud Canvas Media, Jennifer Halteman Insurance, New England Prospect, Dean Brothers Landscaping, Souther’s Construction, Bank of NH, Cornhole by the Ackley’s, Insurrcomm, Envoy Mortgage, Ortho Lazer, Loan Depot, Aztec Financial, First Seacoast Bank, Silver Fountain Inn and Servpro.
Dartmouth Health Children’s is New Hampshire's only children's hospital. According to Sarah E. Earnest, Development Officer of the Dartmouth Cancer Center, Dartmouth is poised to have a direct and immediate impact on preventing cancer in children as a national leader in cancer research. Dartmouth researchers are working to refine approaches, protocols, and education for pediatric screening in a way that empowers doctors and parents — and saves children’s lives.
The Lions Club of Dover, Rollinsford and South Berwick is a member of the Lions Club International, which began in 1917. Their motto is “We Serve.” The club gathers on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Cara Irish Pub in Dover to find ways to improve their community. All are welcome to join.
For more information about the Dover, Rollinsford, South Berwick Lions Club, visit https://www.facebook.com/DRSBLionsClub.