Schenectady Rotary is partnering with the Adirondack Cornhole League for our 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament, Cornhole for a Cause

We are excited to announce that this year’s event will be hosted by our Event Sponsor, Rivers Casino and Resort, at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady, on Sunday, July 9, 2023! 

Registration opens at 9:00am and bags will fly at 10:00 am.

Cornhole for a Cause features a day-long tournament for professionals and amateurs alike, as well as an assortment of drawings, auctions, and entertainment with DJ Cassius. 

Spectators are welcome!  Come cheer on your friends as they play for the trophy and support the cause and have some fun!  $5 door fee applies to all.

OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $25,000 to build a Community Resource Room in Keane Elementary School.

Visit the Schenectady Rotary Club vendor table to learn more about the project and opportunities to participate in the project.



All players must register for a FREE ACL account prior to event registration.  After your account is created, then use your user name and password to login and register for the event. 

Walk-In registration begins at 9:00am on July 9.  ACL user accounts will still be required.


(All times are approximated.  Actual times will depend on the number of teams and time it takes for each division to complete)


9:00a    DOORS OPEN for Check-in and Walk-In Registrations

9:45a    Pre-play information meeting

10:00a  Doubles Play Begins: Round Robins

1:00p    Doubles Play: Brackets Teams

1:30p    Singles – Walk-in Registration (if not already registered)

Doubles Trophy Presentations

3:00p    Singles Play:  Brackets 

4:00p    Raffle Draws:  Basket Raffles, Wheelbarrow of Beer, Wicked Corn hole Beast Boards, Lottery Tickets

Singles Trophies


Throughout the Day:

Side Games:  $5 per player to participate.  Open to all!  You do not need to be registered in the tournament to play side games.

Airmail Challenge

50% available to the players and 50% to the Keane Community Resource Room project.

– Everyone interested pays $5 for a chance to play. People can buy as many tickets as they want.
– At the cutoff time, 4 tickets are drawn.
– First ticket drawn gets 4 throws at the airmail box. Each bag in the hole is worth 25% of the pot.
– Second ticket drawn gets 3 throws at the airmail box. Each bag in the hole is worth 25% of the remaining pot, max of 75%.
– Third ticket drawn gets 2 throws at the airmail box. Each bag in the hole is worth 25% of the remaining pot, max of 50%.
– Fourth ticket drawn gets 1 throw at the airmail box. If the bag goes in the hole, they get 25% of the remaining pot, max of 25%.
– All leftover money goes to the cause


Sit & Go

50% available to the players and 50% to the Keane Community Resource Room project.

– Everyone interested pays $5 for a chance to play.
– After 16 people have signed up, they are divided into 8 teams of two
– A mini-tournament is run with the 8 teams
– Winning team receives $40 (50% of the $80 collected)


Enter the Drawing for a

“Wheelbarrow of Brew”

Only $10 per ticket or 3 tickets for $25

Enter for the chance to win a wheelbarrow donated by Curtis Lumber full of locally brewed beers from Wolf Hollow Brewing Company

Drawing will be in the afternoon of July 9 at Cornhole for a Cause

Need not be present to win

Green wheelbarrow full of beer cans

ENTER for a chance to win a set of


Tickets 1 for $25 or 2 for $40

Boards valued at $400

Design as pictured above

Drawing will be in the afternoon of July 9 at Cornhole for a Cause

Need not be present to win





This fundraiser benefits the Schenectady City Schools Community Schools Initiative which provides students and their families access to medical and mental health services, food, clothing, childcare, transportation, and enrichment programs.

 Proceeds will be used to fully furnish a community resource room at William C. Keane Elementary school where families can access these services and various household amenities.  This includes the purchase of several large appliances, furniture, décor, and labor to make this space comfortable for the students and their families.

Community Schools are public schools that emphasize family engagement, strong community partnerships and additional supports for students and families. Community Schools are designed to counter environmental factors that impede student achievement. Fundamentally, Community Schools coordinate and maximize public, non-profit and private resources to deliver critical services to students and their families, thereby increasing student achievement and generating other positive outcomes. 

A community room sits within the Community School, serving as a safe comfortable location for students and families to have their needs met. In the community room you will find a clothing closet, food pantry, and a washer or dryer. Students and families have access to these basic necessities to assist in meeting their basic needs. You will find a few computers and a printer for families to have access to the internet to complete job searches, apartment searches, applications, and resumes. There is comfortable and welcoming furniture for families to join together and meet for informative programming and support groups. The ideal community room would also have a small kitchenette to prepare meals so families can break bread with one another and engage in great conversation. 


Learn more here:

Contact Information:

Schenectady Rotary Club

PO Box 346

Schenectady, NY 12301

Lisa Jackson – Event Chair, 518-441-1225

Bonnie Keller – Sponsorship Chair,

It’s not too late to contribute to the project! 

Click here to support Schenectady Community Schools and the students and families of William C. Keane Elementary School by becoming a sponsor.



Rivers Casino and Resort


Home Instead Senior Care

Creative Materials Corporation


Schenectady City Fire Department



Larry Bailey and Carolyn Bailey


Blue Ribbon Family Restaurant

MK Dignum Insurance

NBT Bank

Niskayuna Glass

Quinlan’s Construction Services

Richard Pastrana, DDS, PC

Stewart’s Shops

Tech Valley Drywall Inc.

Transfinder Corporation


Alchar Printing

Ballston Spa National Bank

Being One World


Cioffi, Slezak, Wildegrube, PC

Collar City Auctions, Inc.

Dagostino Building Blocks

Don Kellish

Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp. (DSIC)

Fred Daniels

Frog Alley Brewing Co.

Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County

Highbridge Development LLC

James McGuinness & Associates

Juda Law Office

Mill Lane

Patrick DiCerbo

Schenectady ARC

Schenectady Hardware Electric

Stewart’s Shops

Towne TV

Villa Italia

Wojeski & Company CPAs





Armory Studios

Andy Chestnut

Bonnie Keller

Donald Reutemann

Frank Wicks

Fred Denefrio

Jim Salengo

Lisa and Milan Jackson

Mac Sudduth

Margaret Holoday

Mike Brockbank

Pat Barney

Pat Herman

Paul Tonko

Vladia Boniewski

Wayne and Amy Brule

William Barker

Schenectady City Councilwoman Carmel Patrick