Second bean bag toss tourney a success

Daily Report staff reports

GREENFIELD — Beer and bean bags were plentiful in downtown Greenfield when Wooden Bear Brewing Co. hosted a bean bag toss tourney to raise funds for Hancock Regional Hospital’s Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center.

Event organizers said $1,220 was raised at the tournament, which was conducted in Skip Kuker’s honor. Kuker, executive director of the Hancock County Economic Development Council, has been battling cancer for the past two years.

Since his birthday was the day after the tourney, the crowd sang “Happy Birthday” and shared a large cake adorned with his signature mustache.

“I wasn’t sure I’d get to see my 53rd birthday, so I feel truly blessed,” he said.

All 48 tourney participants received shirts courtesy of the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation. The top three teams received Wooden Bear gift certificates.

“We were thrilled with the turnout. It was so amazing to see the overwhelming show of community support for such a worthy cause,” said Kuker’s wife and tourney organizer, Ellen Kuker.

Tourney winners included: Chris Cooper and Ethan Pearson, first place; Sam Canary and John Canary, second place; and Chelsey Pettet and Austin Kramer, third place.