Starting in October 2017, Players Philanthropy Fund – otherwise known as PPF, began to hold a cornhole tournament to raise money for multiple philanthropic organizations.
The tournament was a hit and it will continue on October 22 in Baltimore this year. To announce next season’s event, the PPF team has released a statement describing the event that will be returning to Baltimore for the second consecutive year:
PPF was honored to host its first Beltway Boards & Brews event last fall and plans are already coming together to make the 2018 edition even more fun and beneficial for many amazing causes in our community, nation and globally. We are working our way toward hosting 32 celebrities for a single bracket Cornhole tournament. We are garnering sponsorships already and the enthusiasm for the event is growing everyday. Proceeds from this event will support PPF and its 55+ clients.
Of the list of attendees that are slated to be at October’s event are Baltimore Ravens two-time Pro Bowl long snapper Morgan Cox, defensive lineman Carl Davis, 13-time gold medalist United States Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long and former Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings defensive back Fred Smoot.
Also attending the event will be former Ravens placekicker Matt Stover, who is a board member and co-founder of PPF. Stover is Baltimore’s all-time leading field goal kicker with 354 through his 13-year career with the club. Stover also was part of the organization, when the team was in Cleveland as the Browns. He is also a Super Bowl champion, winning a title with Baltimore in 2001, just five years after the team’s inaugural season.
According to the PPF site, many more attendees will be announced soon. That is to be expect because of the event’s attendance last season, which saw the following athletes and sportspeople attend: former Redskins wide receiver Brandon Banks, Ravens linebacker Tyus Bowser, Sport Science host John Brenkus, Ravens cornerback Brandon Carr, Ravens defensive tackle Willie Henry, MASN Orioles play-by-play announcer Jim Hunter, former Ravens linebacker Brad Jackson, Ravens linebacker Matt Judon, WJZ news anchor Jessica Kartalija, former Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain, former Redskins defensive tackle Terrell McClain, former John’s Hopkins lacrosse star Paul Rabil, former Ravens punter Kyle Richardson, former Morgan State and Minnesota Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, Redskins free safety D.J. Swearinger, current Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, former Ravens defensive back Lardarius Webb, Ravens nose tackle Brandon Williams and Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mike Wright.
The aforementioned Cox, Davis, Long and Stover also attended last year’s event.
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(Photo Credit: Players Philanthropy Fund)