Inaugural Bags for Breakthroughs event to benefit LuMind Foundation

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An inaugural cornhole tournament called Bags for Breakthroughs will benefit the LuMind Research Down Syndrome organization.

Fishers resident Mari Kennedy organized the event when she realized it would be the first of its kind. Her son, Ryan, has Down Syndrome.

Mari Kennedy with her son, Ryan. (Submitted photo)

“It’s our first time out, we really are just trying to get people to participate and have a first one and hope we grow from here,” she said. “I think it’s a unique and a really fun event.”

Kennedy hopes to raise $10,000 for LuMind RDS, which is a research organization for Down Syndrome. Kennedy said funding for LuMind is down, and funding allows the organization to research Down Syndrome and how to prevent it.

“It’s a lofty goal,” she said. “I hope to have this year after year and ultimately, I feel like this is just a great way to give back.”

Bags for Breakthroughs will feature a cornhole tournament, and Kennedy hopes to have a raffle. It takes place at Scarlet Lane Brewing Company, so food and beer will be available for purchase. Participants must be 21 or older.

The event can accommodate 80 teams of two. An individual can sign up for $40, or a pair can sign up for $70. Registration begins at noon on Aug. 4, and the tournament begins at 1 p.m. at Scarlet Lane Brewing Company, 7724 Depot St., McCordsville. Sponsorship opportunities also are available.

For more or to register, visit secure3.convio.net/lumind/site/SPageServer;jsessionid=00000000.app334b?pagename=Bags4Breakthroughs&NONCE_TOKEN=C17C6F119A764965FAD879D5CE9F75D6.

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