Cornhole tournament Sunday to benefit Kathy Smith

  • A benefit cornhole tournament at Rindge’s Woodbound Inn is planned for Sunday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • A cornhole tournament at Marty's Driving Range in 2017. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 6/26/2019 10:56:07 AM

The Jaffrey-Rindge sports community is rallying around one of their own, Kathy Smith, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. On Sunday, a benefit cornhole tournament is planned at the Woodbound Inn to raise money for Smith’s medical bills.

“Everyone in town knows Kathy, she’s a sweetheart,” said Chris Spingola of Rindge. “She takes care of everybody. She’s the sport mom for everybody, regardless of what sport it is.”

Smith’s kids, Kelsey, Alysha and Ryan were all sports stars at Conant High School, and many know her from the sidelines of those games, but it was at Emma’s 321 Pub and Kitchen that Spingola and his fellow Monadnock Darts players got to know her best. Smith was working at the pub when the Monadnock Darts group brought their weekly game there.

“We play darts, we drink beers, we have some fun, and Kathy always took care of us,” Spingola said.

Smith moved on to work at the Woodbound Inn, and the darts group moved there, too; Spingola said she helped them set up an area to play darts and kept them well-supplied with chicken wings and beer. When the group heard about Smith’s diagnosis, they decided it was time for them to support her for a change.

“The ultimate goal is to raise some money for Kathy,” Spingola said.

So, the group made some cornhole boards, secured some local sponsors, and set up a 32-team cornhole tournament, set to take place this Sunday at the Woodbound Inn.

There were still a few spots available as of Wednesday morning; to register, contact the group at mikedipasquale37@gmail.com or show up by 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning. Entry is $40.

With a 32-team bracket and some talented players, the action should be fierce.

“I’ve played with a couple of the guys, they’re getting every other bag in the hole,” Spingola said. “I’m sure it will be pretty competitive...It’s neat to see the town come together, get organized and do something fun.”




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