Albany Briefs -- Sept. 5, 2014

Chehaw hosting two major events Saturday

Chehaw hosting charity cornhole tournament

ALBANY — Chehaw will be hosting its first Charity Cornhole Tournament Saturday with proceeds going to benefit local community organizations Chaos Baseball and Wakefest.

Registration is at 11 a.m. and the tournament begins at 1 p.m. Several levels of play are available. The fee to enter in the Gold level competition is $50 per team with a $300 minimum first prize. The fee is $20 per team to enter at the Silver Level with a $100 first prize, and $10 per team to enter at the youth level with a $50 first prize.

Cornhole, also known as tailgate bean bag toss, is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing bags of corn at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a team or player reaches the score of 21.

Chehaw’s maintenance team has built more than 20 complete board sets. Several will be given away as prizes and a few will be raffled off throughout the day. This will be an all day, family event. Spectators are welcome.

For more information call 229.430.5275. Chehaw is located at 105 Chehaw Park Road in Albany.

Chehaw BMX hosts DK Gold Cup qualifying race

ALBANY — Chehaw BMX will be hosting its largest and most prestigious race of the year, a DK Gold Cup Qualifying race, on Saturday at 2 p.m. This race is a national race for the eastern region of the United States. Riders are expected from many different states at all ages and skill levels to qualify for the DK regional championship which will be held in South Carolina.

The Gold Cup Series encompasses 72 qualifying races throughout the 2014 season at USA BMX and BMX Canada tracks throughout North America. The Gold Cup Championships will be held in each of the three USA BMX and BMX Canada regions; one in the West, Central, and East. To be eligible for Gold Cup awards, racers utilize scores from their best two qualifiers as well as the finals.

The Chehaw BMX track recently underwent major renovations that expanded the track, updated its features, and increased the tracks difficulty from a level 5 to the most difficult level 10. The Chehaw BMX track was designed by the constructor of the 2012 London Olympics.

For more information call 229.430.5275.