East­ern Shore ‘Cor­na­ment’ raises $15K for United Way

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

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.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

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.

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