We are hosting our second annual summer corn hole tournament at the Bellingham Sportman Club on June 23rd. We will be registering 2 person teams in a Double Elimination Blind Draw style tournament. ACA rules will be in effect for this tournament. The $20 entry fee entitles the registrant to a complimentary lunch buffet while drinks will be available for purchase at the club bar. There will also be unique and fun raffle prizes available.
This year we are utilizing Eventbrite for registration as well as accepting personal checks and cash at the door.
On February 23, 2019, Members of the Franklin Odd Fellows held a fundraiser Cornhole Tournament at the Downtown Sports facility 240 Cottage St. in Franklin. Ten teams came together for a fun time in a double elimination, blind draw style tournament that was organized to raise funds for the Massachusetts Arthritis Foundation and other local charities. This was a first of a kind event for the Odd Fellows who wanted a team sport oriented fundraiser in one of the winter months to balance out a similar event that was held in June of 2018. Facility owners, Richard Frongillo and Kevin Sayward, were gracious hosts throughout the day and lodge members put on a free buffet lunch complete with lasagna, chili, meatballs and rolls, salads, pastas, chips, soft drinks and desserts.
The Grand Prize for the winning team received an all expenses, round trip experience to Nantucket Island on Daffodil Weekend that included round trip tickets for two on the Grey Lady high speed boat out of Hyannis, and participation in the hugely popular Antique Car Parade. The winning team of “Two Kids and a Bean Bag” were by Shane Jackson & Dan Labonte. The second place team of “J & R” was fielded by Ralph Delucia and Jerry Rinkel. Raffle prizes included Red Sox and Patriots shirts and a hand-made ball point pen that retails at $80.00. This high quality and very unique pen is made by the current Noble Grand of the Odd Fellows lodge, Rob Knospins of Millis, MA.
Downtown Sports is an athletic Facility available to teams, clubs, and the community at large for the enjoyment and development of athletes. The sports complex includes a turf field and a multi- sport court with separate space for fitness and exercise classes, training and group activities.
William F. Ray Lodge #71 is located at 330 West Central St and has been doing good charitable behind the scenes work in Franklin since 1878. This article, with pictures, can be seen on the lodge’s web site: www.franklinmassoddfellows.org
We’re bringing the fun indoors in the throes of winter.
Our Cornhole Tournament in last June was so successful we decided not to wait until June to do it again. Our winter tournament will be held in the comfort of climate controlled Downtown Sports in Franklin this February. See below or download the event flyer for more information.
How to Sign Up: Up to (16) two person teams will be able to compete in a Double Elimination Blind Draw style tournament. ACA rules will apply.
How Much to Play: The cost for each person to enter the tournament will be $20 at the door, cash or check only and you should try to sign up with a partner.
Additional donations may be made out to: Franklin Odd Fellows 330 West Central Street Franklin MA 02038
Your entry fee into this great family event includes: – Free Lunch Buffet – Raffles & prizes
Please note: This is a new indoor basketball court venue. Please bring suitable indoor footwear to protect the courts.
On June 23, 2018, William F. Ray Lodge hosted our first annual Cornhole tournament. The forecasted rain held off as brothers, sisters, friends and family took part in some friendly and sometimes intense competition. Members from Reliance Lodge, Walpole and Herman Dexter, Dedham were also in attendance and allowed us to field 6 teams of two. While the double elimination style competition was taking place using our custom crafted boards and bean bags, members of William F. Ray grilled up burgers, hot dogs and steak tips!
Congratulations to our inaugural champions Ralph and Ralph of team R & R who went undefeated all afternoon. Special call out to team Achtung, which consisted of members from 2 different lodges for putting up a valiant effort in the final match.
Stay tuned for additional photos and a video of the event!
We are looking forward to building on the momentum from this year’s event. See you next year!