The United Way Of Central Oklahoma Kicks Off Fundraising Campaign


Thursday, September 9th 2021, 6:57 pm
By: Mike Glover


OKLAHOMA CITY -

The United Way of Central Oklahoma is kicking off their 2021 fundraising campaign with a corporate cornhole tournament at Scissortail Park. They are calling it “The Hole Shebang.” Forty-six teams representing 22 companies.

“We have both our general entry tournament, so it’ll be two players per team competing and then we’ll also have something called the boss toss, which puts the CEOs of those companies against each other, with some modified rules to maybe up the competition a little bit,” said Ben Coldagelli, Vice President of Communication with the United Way. 

Every year United Way hosts corporate challenges, but felt it was time to change things up a bit. 

“We wanted to find a way to still have that corporate competitiveness, and we shifted it up to cornhole, which I think is becoming more and more popular,” said Coldagelli. 

Food trucks, live music and cornhole, it’s all happening from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Scissortail Park for a good cause. 

Even with the spirit of competition, the event is truly about helping Oklahomans. 

“Last year we raised over $20 million to go to our partner agencies that went directly back into our communities,” said Coldagelli. 

Live Oklahoma bands and food did their part as well to help Oklahomans. 

“If you do support those food trucks, they are donating five percent of those proceeds back to the United Way,” said Coldagelli. 

This is always an exciting time for the United Way. 

“We are supper excited to do it at Scissortail Park, it’s a great space, it’s an after-work time where people can come after work, either compete or enjoy themselves and learn about The United Way,” said Coldagelli. 

The cornhole competition is for the corporations but the fun is for everyone.