Lynwood hosts American Cornhole Organization Midwest Major

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Friday and Saturday, May 25–26

information provided by Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau

cornholeLYNWOOD, Ill. (April 30, 2018) – Southland Center, A Ho-Chunk Nation Enterprise located in Lynwood, Illinois, is hosting the American Cornhole Organization (ACO), Midwest Major on Friday and Saturday, May 25–26. American Cornhole Organization is the governing body for the sport of cornhole.

The game is known by the alternative name of “Bags” and is rising in popularity, with some players in a league of semi-professionals that now tour the nation to play every weekend.

Established in 2005 and headquartered in Milford, Ohio, the ACO offers official cornhole rules, sanctioned products, tournament listings, and comprehensive information about cornhole events. Cornhole has a competition component, with $68,000 in cash and prizes on the line at the American Cornhole Organization’s World Championship in Montgomery, Alabama, July 24–28.

“The popularity of cornhole is credited to the fact that anyone can participate in this sport. We have highly competitive players ranging in age from 13 to 75, male and female, playing our sport. The sport is portable and easy to play, making it great for everyone,” stated Frank Geers of the American Cornhole Organization.

“We welcome the 300+ players that will be converging on the Chicago Southland,” said Jim Garrett, President/CEO for the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Everyone should get out and visit this event at the Southland Center (10 Southland Drive in Lynwood) as this is an excellent establishment to feature any sport or just to come play.”

Locals are also encouraged to participate by going to the website and registering: www.AmericanCornhole.com. Space is limited.