Founders’ Day to introduce Battle of the Bags competition

In addition to the inaugural Battle of the Bags competition, the Sept. 24 Founders’ Day celebration will include a 4-H Zone featuring a variety of skills events for kids such as calf-roping, as pictured from 2014. (Independent Newspapers/Wendy Miller)

In addition to the inaugural Battle of the Bags competition, the Sept. 24 Founders’ Day celebration will include a 4-H Zone featuring a variety of skills events for kids such as calf-roping, as pictured from 2014. (Independent Newspapers/Wendy Miller)

 

If you have attended Queen Creek’s signature Founders’ Day event, then you know all about Battle of the Badge.

This year, in addition to a fun competition between fire and law enforcement, the community is invited to participate in the Battle of the Bags’ cornhole tournament. Sixteen teams will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis to participate in the inaugural event.

Presented by Dignity Health, Founders’ Day will be held 5–9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Founders’ Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road.

Founders’ Day is a free, family-friendly community event celebrating the town’s heritage. In addition to the Battle of the Bags, the event will include fun activities, great food, music and entertainment.

The Battle of the Bags entry fee is $40 per team. Teams can register online at www.kbgamesllc.com/founders-day, or in person at the Recreation Annex, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road.

Pre-registration ends Aug. 18; on-site registrations will be accepted if space is available.

Battle of the Bags will begin at 5 p.m., and is a pool-style tournament with a three-game guarantee. The first place team will receive a $100 Visa gift card and trophy; second place will receive a $50 Visa gift card.

For information about sponsorship or vendor opportunities, contact the event coordinator, Erica Perez, by calling 480-358-3719 or e-mailing Erica.Perez@QueenCreek.org. The deadline for vendor applications is Aug. 18.

A special thanks to the sponsors of Founders’ Day: Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Pediatrics of Queen Creek, Kids First Pediatric Dentistry, Garn and Mason Orthodontics, Event Team, Queen Creek 4-H, SRP, Joyride Express Car Wash and Central Christian Church.

For more information about the event, visit QueenCreek.org/FoundersDay.

Editor’s note: Constance Halonen-Wilson is the public information officer for the town of Queen Creek.

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