West Jefferson dealership to host cornhole tournament

Wil Petty Staff Writer

October 26, 2013

The West Jefferson Chevrolet, Buick and GMC dealership will be hosting a Tailgate celebration in collaboration with the Carolina Panthers on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Registration for the tournament will start at 9 a.m. and the cornhole tournament is expected to last until 2 p.m.

“If you have another person you want to play with, we can try to fix you up,” said Luke Peterson, spokesperson for dealership.

The top two teams of the tournament will receive a set of tickets to see the Panthers face their NFC South rival Atlanta Falcons in Charlotte, Nov. 3. Customers who purchase a vehicle through the end of October will be in a drawing to receive suite tickets to the Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game in Charlotte on Dec. 1.

“We just want to play a couple of rounds (of cornhole),” Peterson said. “If you win, each winner will receive a set of tickets. So if you and your partner win, you will receive four tickets in total.”

The game will start at 1 p.m. and will be aired on FOX.

Alongside the tournament, the dealership will be showing off its vehicle selection. GMC is an official sponsor of the Carolina Panthers.

There will be door prizes that the dealership will be giving away. Between each round of the tournament, there will be a drawing.

“We’re going to give away signed jerseys, signed helmets and footballs that will be available as door prizes,” Peterson said.

In true tailgating style, there will also be food. The Gathering Church in Jefferson, will be grilling burgers as part of a fundraiser at the event.

Peterson said food will be $5 a plate.

This will be the second year that the dealership sponsors the weekend tailgate. Last year, the Carolina Panthers cheerleaders made it to Ashe County but will not be around this season.

“(The cheerleaders) came last year, but they won’t be able to make it,” Peterson said.

Vehicles will be clearly marked down to their cheapest price throughout the sale.

“Come on out and compete,” Peterson said. “The more the better.”