Eastern Shore ‘Cornament’ raises $15K for United Way
SALISBURY — United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore recently held the third annual Eastern Shore “Cornament” at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbur y.
With more than 20 sponsors and 30 teams competing in the event, the Eastern Shore’s largest cornhole tournament raised more than $15,000 for United Way’s local programs supporting education, financial stability and health on the Lower Eastern Shore.
The “Tar Heel Holers”, which comprised Joe Harbinson and Jamie Bozman, emerged as the champions of the tournament.
Presenting sponsor, Interstate Container/Greencoat of Cambridge provided leadership in the event planning, as well as providing more than 20 volunteers, ensuring the event ran smoothly. Interstate Container supports United Way through annual employee campaigns and sponsorships, and has raised nearly $300,000 for United Way since 2007.
“It was a great honor for our team to come together on this project as the presenting sponsor for the second year in a row,” said Davis Jean-Louis, operations manager of Interstate Container’s Cambridge location.
Major sponsors of the event also included Froggy 99.9 FM, M-Pak Technologies, South Chicago Packaging, Chemol and McCall Handling Company. Additional sponsors included Aviles-Robbins, B&E Storage & Transfer Company, Delmarva Media Group, Eastern Shore Smile Solutions, American Inks & Coatings, Applied Industrial Technologies, Arrow Safety Device, Atlas Container, Data Guard, Delco PKG, Fidelity Fiber, Signode Engineered Products, Toroid Corporation, Condor Technologies, Safety Resources and JM Fry Company.
Now in its 72nd year, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore continues to be the largest nongovernmental source of funding for 74 programs in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. United Way helps Eastern Shore residents obtain educational success by reducing the achievement gap between low- and middle-income students, financial stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals in the community and good health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services.
In 2016, United Way provided nearly $1.4 million to community programs and helped to change the lives of more than 77,000 individuals.
For more information, visit www.unitedway4us.org.
From left are Davis Jean-Louis of Interstate Container/Greencoat of Cambridge, presenting the first place award to “Tar Heel Holers” members Joe Harbinson; his son, Jacob Harbinson; and Jamie Bozman.