Teams Sought For Baggin’ For A Cure

(Mayville) Teams are still being sought for a bean bag toss event that helps raise money for those battling cancer. Baggin’ for a Cure is entering its eighth year and has brought in over $30-thousand dollars to date. Mike Schuett, who started the non-profit along with his family, recently joined WBEV’s Community Comment to discuss how the proceeds are used. He says they search out individuals who are battling cancer and send them a letter of encouragement and questions on how their funds can best be used. Schuett says they also send along a gas card to help cover travel expenses such as doctor visits and other medical related trips. He says the organization was created to help keep the funds local. They have also started a scholarship fund and awarded two $500 dollar grants to high school seniors last year with hopes of doing the same next year. Schuett says in order to qualify a student must write a less than one-thousand word essay on how cancer has impacted their life. He says the goal is to have 160 teams signup which could set a world record for participants in a bean bag toss competition. Baggin’ for a Cure will take place July 14 on a famer’s field at W2293 Elm Road located between Mayville and Farmersville. Signups begin a 9am and the cost to register a team is $40 dollars. The admission price guarantees each team seven games of bags. Boards and bean bags will be provided at the event. For more information, you can visit the groups Facebook page.