Charlestown Retirement Community residents win first annual cornhole tournament.

Charlestown Wins 1st Annual Inter-Community Cornhole Tournament

Resident players take home trophy in competition against Oak Crest

Catonsville, Md. – May 31, 2019 – Charlestown, a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living, hosted its first Inter-Community Cornhole Tournament against sister community Oak Crest on Thursday, May 30, 2019. The rain held off and the weather was hot and sunny for a fun and competitive day of cornhole, a bean bag toss game. The tournament was a team competition consisting of four teams from Charlestown and four teams from Oak Crest.

Each team played four rounds of cornhole. Each round had two games played to 21 points. The open field near the bocce courts was filled with cheers and excitement watching all of the skillful players toss the bean bag with ease and professionalism. Every throw was either on the board or in the hole and the enthusiastic crowd was sitting on the edge of their seats cheering for all of the teams.

At the end of the fourth round, all of the winning points were counted and Charlestown was the unanimous winner with a score of 25 wins compared to Oak Crest with 8 wins. 

“Everyone’s hard work practicing ahead of the tournament paid off today,” said Mary Wright, Charlestown resident and Coach and Manager of the community’s Cornhole Group. “Not only did we play well, but we had a lot of fun enjoying the beautiful weather and getting to know new friends from Oak Crest who share our love for this game.”

During the awards ceremony, Mary was awarded the MVP Trophy for all of her hard work and dedication in making the 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament a huge success. Charlestown won the team trophy and the Charlestown Cornhole Team name will be added to the trophy. 

“As the founder of the Cornhole group, Mary has been an incredible leader. We’re so grateful she brought her passion for this game to our community,” said Teresa Reymann-Curran, Fitness Manager at Charlestown. “Cornhole’s team-oriented nature makes it a great way for residents to enjoy staying active while socializing with neighbors—it’s a win-win! We’re already looking forward to next year’s tournament and hope to see even more communities participate.”

Charlestown’s vibrant retirement lifestyle offers countless resident-run activities like cornhole, with new groups forming all the time. To learn more, visit CharlestownCommunity.com.

Photo Caption: Residents from Charlestown, a continuing care retirement community managed by Erickson Living in Catonsville, Md., took home the trophy from the 1st Annual Inter-Community Cornhole Tournament against Oak Crest, its sister community in Parkville. Cornhole is just one of the countless resident-run activities available at Charlestown, where residents enjoy vibrant, engaged retirement living.

Photo Credit: Charlestown Resident Bob Ricketts

About Charlestown: Charlestown, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 110-acre campus in Catonsville, Maryland. The community is located in Baltimore County and is home to more than 2,000 residents who are supported by a team of more than 1,200 employees. Additional information about Charlestown can be found at CharlestownCommunity.com.