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Packers TE Jimmy Graham will host Cornhole tournament to raise money for charity

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The new Packer is diving into the Green Bay community with a charity event the weekend before training camp begins.

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The Green Bay Packers may begin training camp on July 26th, but at least one Packers player will be in town a few days before that to spend some time with fans of the team and members of the local community. That player is tight end Jimmy Graham, and he is hosting an event to raise money for charity on Sunday, July 22nd.

The event is dubbed the “Jimmy Graham Charity Cornhole Challenge” and will be held at Badger State Brewing Company in Green Bay. It formally begins at 1:00 PM, with gates opening at noon. Tickets to participate are available for sale now; the cost is $35 in advance or $40 the day of the event for a single entry and $130 for a team of four. All proceeds will be donated to a pair of Graham’s favorite charities: the Wounded Warrior Project and Angel Flight.

Whether you call it cornhole, bags, baggo, bag toss, or something else entirely, this is a chance to meet a Packers player, donate to a good cause, and drink some craft beer all at the same time. In addition to getting the opportunity to throw beanbags at planks of wood, participants will receive complimentary beverages from Badger State Brewing, while several food trucks will be on site and will donate a portion of their sales to the charities. There will also be silent auctions taking place, with a variety of Packers-related items up for grabs including tickets to the opening game of the regular season against the Bears, a tour of the Lambeau Field locker room with Graham, autographed merchandise, and much more.

Graham will of course be in attendance at the event, meaning that fans who are unable to attend the team’s open practices during training camp have an opportunity to meet him prior to camp opening. Beyond that, it’s fun to see a player like Graham reaching out to the community surrounding his new team without any established history in the area.

More information about the event and ticket sales can be found here.