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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The second annual Bags for Wags Charity Cornhole Tournament will be held on July 31 at the Thirsty Beaver Saloon to benefit the Coalition to Unchain Dogs.

The event will feature 40 teams competing for $750 in prizes and a silent auction which includes autographed Panthers jerseys and footballs.

In 2009, 60 cornhole players and more than 300 people attended the inaugural Bags for Wags tournament raising $3,200 for the Humane Society of Charlotte. This year, Bags for Wag s goal is to raise more than $4,000 to assist the Coalition to Unchain Dogs in building fences for chained dogs in Charlotte.

Bags for Wags was formed by Jon Littlepage, Lee Hoech and Michael Hebert of Charlotte, N.C. in an effort to assist local animal welfare organizations with fundraising and help garner more interest in animal welfare among young adults, specifically young males.

Attendance to the event is open to the public at no cost, but you must be 21 years old to enter bar. All proceeds will be donated to the Coalition to Unchain Dogs. For more information about the event, visit www.bagsforwags.org.

Event Details:

  • Event:Second Annual Bags for Wags Charity Cornhole Tournament
  • Date:Saturday, July 31, 2010
  • Rain Date: Sunday, August 1, 2010
  • Time:12:00 noon 7 p.m.
  • Location: Thirsty Beaver Saloon
  • 1225 Central Avenue
  • Charlotte, NC 28205

Silent auction items:

  • Autographed Panthers jerseys and footballs by Jake Delhomme, Jon Beason and DeAngelo Williams
  • Kurt Busch-autographed Miller Lite Racing apparel
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway race tickets
  • Spa package
  • Doggie daycare passes from Dogtopia
  • Dog beds
  • Charlotte Athletic Club membership
  • In-home custom beer tasting by Custom Home Pubs
  • Photography and paintings for dogs and their owners
  • Custom-made cornhole boards
  • Gift cards to Target, Starbucks, the Dog Bar, Outback, Auto Bell and more

About the Coalition to Unchain Dogs
The Coalition to Unchain Dogs is an all-volunteer, non-profit group founded by Amanda Arrington in Durham, N.C. in August 2006. The Coalition to Unchain Dogs builds free fences for dogs who live their lives on the end of a chain and provides free spay/neuter services and rabies shots to all fence recipients.

Headed by Director Neya Warren, the Charlotte Chapter of the Coalition to Unchain Dogs has unchained over 35 dogs in Charlotte since it was founded in November 2009. In addition to the Charlotte Chapter, there are chapters in Durham, Raleigh, the Triad, and Chatham County, N.C., Richmond, Va., Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Ga. Collectively they have unchained more than 650 dogs in four years. The Charlotte Chapter plans to unchain many more dogs while advocating to enact a local ordinance disallowing and/or strictly regulating the tethering of dogs in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. The learn more, visit www.unchaindogs.org or email charlotte@unchaindogs.net.

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