The Brian E. Wagner Scholarship Fund (BEWSF) will host their annual “Bags for Wags” Bean Bag Tournament on Saturday, February 9th. The charitable event will be held at Visitation’s Valentino Center (851 South York Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126) from 5:00 PM- 10:00 PM.
Participants over the age of 16 are welcome to register for the competition. All teams are guaranteed to play in both rounds: the first- round robin and the second –single elimination.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top teams! Sign up before January 31st, to take advantage of the early payment discount. On-site registration will also be available on the day of the tournament if the event has not yet sold out. Participation fee will then be full price.
Spectators are welcome to join the festivities. Refreshments will be available and so will door prizes that include authentically autographed memorabilia from Chicago sports teams. Be part of the fun by supporting a commendable cause as a participant, attendee or volunteer.
All proceeds will benefit the BEWSF’s annual college scholarship. Last year’s event raised over $2000 dollars, which was used to award the inaugural recipients with tuition costs in their first college semester. Each year emerging young leaders in the community who exemplify the leadership qualities of Brian Edwin Wagner are granted this distinguished honor.Brian passed away at the age of 16, in a tragic automobile accident during his junior year at York High School.
Becky Lawton, Brian’s classmate, expressed, “Brian was the epitome of what is good in the world and what we should all aim to be."Kaitie Mayberry-Hauser, Brian’s friend added, "The BEWSF cause is near and dear to my heart as it celebrates the life of an amazing friend. He made a difference in all the lives that he touched. This is our way to keep his dream and inspiration alive, by helping others like him in their own journey to success."
For more information on how to register for “Bags for Wags” and to learn more about the BEWSF visit www.BrianEWagnerFund.org. To become a volunteer for the event send an e-mail to BrianEWagnerFund@gmail.com. Include your name, contact info. (e-mail & phone #) and the hours you are available.