Thursday, 31 January 2013
In an effort to raise money for the babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Mission Hospital in Asheville, the Tye Blanton Foundation will be holding a cornhole tournament on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Town of Canton Armory in Canton.
"Our goal is to have 40-plus teams registered to play Cornhole, but ultimately to raise $1,500 for the Tye Blanton Foundation," said Nathan Lowe, event coordinator.
The Tye Blanton Foundation offers an array of gifts to NICU parents, from preemie clothing to overnight essential bags and gas cards, because after all, no one prepares to have their baby early. The foundation also provides items like swings, bouncy seats, mobiles and bedding to the unit to make the babies’ stay as comfortable as possible. This even includes coloring books for their siblings and assuring their families are not forgotten each holiday.