MyWay Mobile Storage of Pittsburgh is pleased to join again this year with Cintas First Aid and Safety and Fire Divisions to host the 6th Annual Cornhole Classic to benefit Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard. The event will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 starting at 5:00p.m. at the dome at the RMU Island Sports Center. Jeff Hancher, Sales Director East Region at Cintas Fire Division, created the event to support veterans. Ed Sickmund, MyWay Mobile Storage Market Owner and former Cintas General Manager, loved the idea and immediately joined on as co-host.
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MyWay Mobile Storage of Pittsburgh is pleased to join again this year with Cintas First Aid and Safety and Fire Divisions to host the 6th Annual Cornhole Classic to benefit Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard. The event will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 starting at 5:00p.m. at the dome at the RMU Island Sports Center. Jeff Hancher, Sales Director East Region at Cintas Fire Division, created the event to support veterans. Ed Sickmund, MyWay Mobile Storage of Pittsburh Market Owner and former Cintas General Manager, loved the idea and immediately joined on as co-host.
Hancher, commented, "The event keeps growing. The number of teams has more than tripled. More importantly, the money we raise has more than tripled. That first year, I think it was about $6,000 or $7,000. Our most recent tournament raised approximately $30,000. All together we've raised more than $90,000 to support our veterans who sacrifice so much for our country." Hancher continued, "I can't say enough about our beneficiary, Veterans Place. They are terrific to work with and bring so much energy to the event."
There will be over 60 cornhole teams competing for the $300 first place prize. Cornhole boards were built for the event by the Carpenters Joint Apprentice Training Committee (JATC) with lumber donated by 84 Lumber. In addition to cornhole, there will be a silent auction of signed sports items, gift raffles, and 50/50. Knuckle Monster will provide live music again this year to entertain the cornhole teams and the folks not playing cornhole.
"I'm thrilled to support veterans with this event again this year," says event organizer, Ed Sickmund. "Our veterans need our support now more than ever." Sickmund continued, "Veteran's Place has a vision to develop strong community partnerships, bringing collective networks and expertise to help Veterans grow and thrive. We applaud that vision, and love that that the money raised by Pittsburghers at this event will be put to good use locally providing critical services."
Rochelle Burgunder, Director of Sales-Fire Division for Cintas has been involved from the beginning and loves the comradery this event brings to Cintas from each division and department. "It's truly the best time of the year for me because it generates so much excitement from our Cintas partners who jump at the opportunity to be involved in helping our veterans," she said.
"We love being part of this terrific event," said Rob Hamilton, Veterans Place Director of Operations. "People don't realize that veterans are more than twice as likely as civilians to become homeless during their lifetimes. We have found that about 1 in 5 homeless adults is a veteran. This event gives us a chance to raise awareness of the issue and the money raised will help us help veterans transition from homeless to home."
"Fundraisers like this cornhole tournament help the Veterans Place expand and improve our programs for veterans in the Pittsburgh area," said Marlon Ferguson, of Veteran's Place. "Every dollar raised helps us continue uniquely structured programs to transition to employment and housing. We try to help every Veteran and their circumstances. We help them find a program that fits them and their needs," Ferguson continued, "We want veterans to remember, you are not alone in this journey. We are here to support you as you progress." More information about the Veteran's Place is available online at http://veteransplaceusa.org/.
"Every year the event gets better and better," said Ed Sickmund. "We continue to have terrific support from area businesses. I encourage everyone to come on out to the RMU Island Sports Center and join the fun for a good cause."
To register a team or donate please visit: http://veteransplaceevents.org. For more information on sponsoring the event, please contact 412-363-0500.
About Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard:
Veterans Place is dedicated to ending homelessness among veterans here in the Pittsburgh region. Founded in 1996 and located in Pittsburgh's East End, Veterans Place works to help vets become engaged, valuable citizens who contribute to their communities. Each year Veterans Place helps more than 300 veterans who were living in Pittsburgh's emergency shelters and on the streets.
Veterans Place serves homeless vets through two primary programs: the Day Program and the Transitional Housing Program. The Day Program transports homeless vets from shelters throughout the Pittsburgh region to the Veterans Place facility where they are provided meals, clothing, case management, referrals and other services designed to address the root causes of homelessness. The Day Program operates as the front line for homeless vets and a gateway to other programs and services. Veterans Place operates the only drop-in day program for homeless vets in the region.
The Transitional Housing Program can accommodate 48 homeless vets for up to a 24-month stay. Veterans in the program receive recovery support, case management, financial management and employment/educational support designed to build their self-sufficiency. The ultimate goal is to obtain permanent housing. Veterans Place 75% success rate of achieving permanent housing and employment for vets is the highest among similar programs across the nation.
About MyWay Mobile Storage:
MyWay Mobile Storage is the leading provider of moving and storage solutions and located in a spacious 27,500 square foot facility in West Mifflin, PA. They provide quick and easy do it yourself moving containers that can be delivered right to your door and stored in their climate controlled, secure storage facilities. To learn more about MyWay Mobile Storage, visit https://www.mywaystorage.com or call 888-336-9929 to speak with a Moving & Storage Consultant.