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Eric LeGrand Hosts First Annual Charity Cornhole Tournament

Eric LeGrand Hosts First Annual Charity Cornhole Tournament

Eric LeGrand, the former Colonia High and Rutgers football star who was paralyzed during a football game in October 2010, hosted the first Eric LeGrand Cornhole Tournament today, August 3 in a lot at the Woodbridge Center Mall. LeGrand partnered with Dave and Busters, Jersey Shore Cornhole and NJ Play Sports for the event. All proceeds from the tournament featuring the popular tailgate game will benefit Team LeGrand of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

Karen LeGrand is standing behind her son Eric, as always, at the First Annual Eric LeGrand Charity Cornhole Tournament. Photo by Brian Hester
Long time Rutgers booster and LeGrand supporter James Maguire tosses a beanbag as his son Gavin, an equally ardent member of the LeGrand Army of Volunteers, looks on at the First Annual Eric LeGrand Charity Cornhole Tournament. Photo by Brian Hester

Members of the Woodbridge Town Council and the Mayor were on hand to support the event.

Alyson Dohn of North Brunswick, NJ tosses her best shot at the tournament. Her family, with both parents being Proud Rutgers Alumni, brought three team to the event. Photo by Brian Hester
Eric is seen discussing some logistical items with Jess and Steve of NJ Play Sports. Photo by Brian Hester
Karen LeGrand tosses a beanbag during the event. Photo by Brian Hester

Theresa Kovarck GM of the Woodbridge Center Mall Dave and Busters, a participating sponsor explained that a percentage of the days proceeds would go towards the cause. She stated, “it was a great turnout and she is looking forward to working Eric in the future.” Robert Linck, a former Elizabeth High School head wrestling coach explained that the tournament was a great way to stay active while helping a fantastic cause.

World famous entertainer, the amazingly talented NJ native, DJ Yoshi, brought the beats to the days events. As always he had the crowd on their feet the entire day. Photo by Brian Hester
Olivia, of Colonia, shows that cornhole is fun for children of all ages. Photo by Brian Hester
Winners of the recreational bracket jump for joy after their victory. Of Course Everyone was a winner on this day. Photo by Brian Hester

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Brian Hester is a New York City based freelance photographer covering any nature of event including but not limited to; breaking news, sports, entertainment, fashion, nature and whatever may catch his wandering eye. Since 2011 Brian, has been covering community events and high school sports for North Jersey Media Group and their successor Gannett USA Today. His clients include Rutgers University and Monmouth Athletics. ​You can see more of his work at www.brianbehindthelens.com

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