MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Instead of throwing in the towel when weather caused a hockey tournament to be canceled, event organizers threw in a bag.
A bean bag to be exact.READ MORE: Judge To Decide On Evidence Allowed At Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
Last week, organizers announced the North American Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Minnetonka was canceled due to weather. Instead, organizers decided to throw a bag-tournament!
The tournament begins Friday, Jan. 22 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 24. Over 100 teams are set to compete. It takes place at Maynard’s Restaurant on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Severe Weather Threat Fizzles, But More Heavy Rainfall Coming Overnight
The tournament is set to be the world’s largest outdoor winter bean-bag tournament.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams to place.What Is The Key To A Long Life?
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hendrickson Foundation, a nonprofit that helps people with physical or cognitive issues play hockey. It is presented by Club Cambria.