A-maize-ing! WE Brewery Corn Toss Tournament

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Steve ‘WE Can Do It’ Wang from WE Brewery says that last Saturday’s corn toss tourney in Tianjin–with a crazy busy slate of 62 games–raised a whopping 17,444 rmb / 174,440 mao for Maovember / The Library Project.

Wang spent the day directing teams to the two corn toss areas, whittling down the competition to the finalists, then to a winner. A thrilling finale saw team Cornhole of Glory grab a fast 10-0 lead, slowly fall behind 18-16, then pull out a 21-18 victory. Huskers do!

Meanwhile, the WE Brewery staff kept beer and food smoothly flowing throughout the event. Good times.

The donation includes rmb5500 from team signup fees and rmb2444 from a tab war, with TJ Veterans having this year’s highest bar bill.

A generous anonymous donor matched the team sign-up fees of rmb5500 while rmb4000 was raised via a silent auction for a two-night stay in an executive room, with lounge access, at Shangri-la Hotel.

This annual event is so much fun, and symbolic of Maovember, which combines fun games (corn toss) and food and drink (a tab war), with 100 percent of proceeds going to a partner that uses them for visible results — reading rooms in schools in rural China.

Thanks to Steve, Y.O. Ming, Shangri-la, the team at WE Brewery and all the people who played in this year’s tournament!

I’ll have a full gallery soon.

Maovember teams restaurants, bars, vendors and customers for good causes. Our 2019 partner is Library Project, which has furnished more than 2000 libraries in rural schools. Learn more about Maovember here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.