Annual Horseshoe tournament is Saturday

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Horseshoe enthusiasts are encouraged to join Lorain County Engineer Ken Carney for the 27th Annual Horseshoe Tournament this Saturday!  Held in conjunction with the North Ridgeville Corn Festival, this year’s tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 12, at noon at South Central Park near the tennis courts off Avon Belden Road. City Council President Kevin Corcoran will compete against Carney for the rights to bring home the traveling trophy as they open the tournament with a friendly game of horseshoes.

Anyone interested in playing singles and doubles, men, and women can sign up Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon. A blind draw will be held for doubles beginning at 11:45 a.m. The entry fee is $10 for doubles. Singles is $5 if you have signed up for doubles, but if you just play doubles, it is $10.

All proceeds from the horseshoe tournament benefit the Meals-On-Wheels program provided by the North Ridgeville Office for Older Adults (Senior Center).

“We have horseshoe players from all over Lorain County and neighboring areas who come to this annual tournament,” Carney said. “It’s a great opportunity for us to give back and support North Ridgeville’s Meals-On-Wheels program, which also serves the townships of Carlisle, Columbia, Eaton, Grafton and LaGrange.”

The North Ridgeville Office for Older Adults (Senior Center) has received proceeds from the Horseshoe Tournament the last 16 years. In that time, over $7,500 has been raised to help the Center provide meals to homebound seniors in North Ridgeville and the surrounding townships. More than $11,000 have also been donated to Community Care and the USO.

“We are really excited to be the beneficiaries of this event,” said Rita Price, Director for the Office for Older Adults. “Approximately 250 meals a week are served to our seniors through Meals-On-Wheels and we are certainly appreciative of this donation from the Engineer’s Office.”

Awards to participants will be given out immediately following the tournament.


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