‘Let’s toss those tails!’

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

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ROCKINGHAM — Brandy Alfredson didn’t mean anything by it. She was just trying to get the tournament started.

Alfredson’s innocent proclamation — “Let’s toss some tails!” to the start of the second annual Tossin’ for Tails Cornhole Tournament Saturday morning at Richmond Pines Golf Course, though, had some people concerned. Not tails, they said good-naturedly. Let’s toss some bean bags instead.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Turns out, that’s a lot easier anyway.

Twenty-six teams of two signed up for this year’s double-elimination tournament, nearly matching last year’s turnout. Alfredson said with the 50/50 raffle, along with food and beverage concessions, the event was shaping up to be a successful one.

“We’re trying to raise all the money we can to help the babies,” said Alfredson, a board member for event beneficiary Humane Society of Richmond County.

The Humane Society works inside the Richmond County Animal Shelter on Highway Business 74 west of Rockingham. The goal of staff and volunteers at the county-owned facility is to focus on adoptions. As animal control officers or pet owners bring the animals in, it’s up to the Humane Society to work with rescues near, far and wide to find them a permanent home.

Dogs like Trixie, Roxie and Tripod, a three-legged mix, count on their help. They were three of six dogs brought by Shelter Director Rebecca Davis to the event. Last year, W&W Auto Sales paid the adoption costs of all the pets brought to the event. so pet owners could bring them home at no cost.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Alfredson took to the stage to thank the dozens of corporate sponsors and individual participants.

“This would not be possible without you,” she said.

County Commissioners Don Bryant and Jimmy Capps took part in the tournament — neither professed to be a reliable cornhole tourney partner — and Richmond County Sheriff James Clemmons Jr. manned the grill.

 

 

 

 

 

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