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Claire Berry, left, and Andrea Portbury pet a dog named Summer. Proceeds from the Every Snout Counts cornhole tournament planned for Saturday will raise money for children and animals in need.

HIGH POINT — GO FAR Founder Robin Lindsay hopes for a healthy turnout Saturday afternoon for a cornhole tournament and fundraiser to improve the lives of children and animals.

“Every Snout Counts,” which is intended to become an annual event, will begin at 4 p.m. at Plank Street Tavern, 138 Church Ave., near the High Point Rockers’ Stadium. Plank Street Tavern patrons will gather with people who are interested in animal rescue and GO FAR, or Go Out For a Run, a fitness program designed to teach children about healthy eating, goal-setting and how to train to walk or run in a 5K event.

“We wanted a fun atmosphere that would draw different types of people,” Lindsay said. “We thought this would be a great meeting place for everyone to get together and have some good food, drink and play some cornhole to raise money for children and animals.”

Because dogs are part of the focus of the event, attendees can expect unusual hot dog combinations, from vegetarian to peanut butter and jelly, to be among the event’s food choices, Lindsay said.

The cornhole tournament format will be double elimination. A team of two can register online at bit.ly/3wQLK0D for a $50 non-refundable donation. Cornhole sponsors are $200 each and include the cost of entry, food/drink coupon, logo placed prominently at the event and announcement of your support by a DJ throughout the tournament.

With about 16 teams already signed up last week, Lindsay felt confident the event will reach its goal of drawing from 20 to 30 teams.

Among approximately 35 silent auction items are custom handmade cornhole boards, one with a blue line in honor of police officers and another with red to recognize firefighters, Lindsay said.

“We’re going to do our 50/50 split-the-pot raffle, where we throw out 200 tennis balls and we send a dog to pick the winner,” Lindsay said. “We’re going to do that twice so there will be two winners that afternoon.”

Proceeds from the event will be donated to GO FAR, the High Point Retired K-9 Fund to help with the medical costs of retired law enforcement dogs in the Triad area and the Davidson County Animal Alliance, which provides food, vaccinations and medical care and foster and adoption opportunities for animals in need.

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