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Our mission is to be a part of the solution by donating our time, talents and resources to the fight against cancer, proving that together we all can make a difference in the lives of many.

Event Information

Buckeye Cornhole for Cancer is a charity cornhole tournament to raise awareness for all forms of cancer, celebrate the lives of those who have fought or is fighting cancer, and to raise money for cancer research. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Urban and Shelly Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at the James. Together, we can #TossAwayCancer—one bag at a time.

When and Where

September 17, 2016

Express Live (Formally LC Pavilion)
405 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43215

Team Check in: 11 a.m.

Tournament begins: 12 p.m.


Winners: $1,000

2nd Place: $500

3rd Place: $250


Resistration is $100/team

We will take the first 100 teams

Get Educated

Below are just a few of the hundreds of organizations nationwide that help fight cancer through programs, fundraising or research. Join in the fight; your participation will inspire—or could save—someone's life.

Central Ohio Organizations

Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC–James)

As the Midwest's first and Ohio's only fully dedicated cancer hospital and research institute, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center–Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC–James) is one of the nation's premier cancer centers for the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. They're mission is to eradicate cancer from individuals’ lives by creating knowledge and integrating groundbreaking research with excellence in education and patient-centered care.

Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer was designed to unite Buckeye fans together in the tradition of team spirit to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. Funds raised onboard the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer benefit the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research, OSU James Cancer Hospital and the Solove Research Institute. The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer was founded in 2007 by Lisa Cisco with the motto: "Together we can make a difference."


Cancer Research

Cancer Research publishes articles reporting the results of novel, timely, and broadly significant research that meet high standards of scientific merit. Topics span the spectrum of cancer research but are mostly focused on molecular and cellular pathobiology, stem cell biology, microenvironment, and integrated systems and technology.

Get Involved

Each day is a gift and should be cherished, yet so many people wake up having to fight for their life because of cancer. Cancer is a horrific disease that impacts the lives of millions. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Americans despite the advancement of medicine and treatments. We need your help in this fight for life.

Sponsor Opportunities

"I would be honored to have your company join me at this amazing event. We are seeking any support that your organization can offer, whether it is donated items, services, or any interest in one of our several levels of sponsorship. One thing that is for certain, we all know someone who’s been affected by cancer. I believe that your support makes a difference in our community, especially for those that fight this disease everyday with hopes of finding a permanent cure."--Scoonie Penn

Send us an email to get more information on sponsorship.


Your donation will help saves lives and create a world with less cancer by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

Register for the Cornhole 4 Cancer Tournament

Instuctions for registation:

  1. Fill out the form below;
  2. Press the "Submit My Registration" button;
  3. You will then be redirected to Paypal to pay for your registration (you do not need a paypal account);
  4. You will see a confirmation page when you're done.

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About Scoonie Penn

Scoonie Penn
Scoonie Penn

New York has been considered by many the birth place of some of the greatest basketball players ever. James "Scoonie" Penn was born January 9, 1977 in Yonkers, New York.

Recognized for his athletic accomplishments on the basketball court Scoonie first reached stardom in high school winning a state championship in Salem Massachusetts and later being named to the High School All-American Team.

Scoonie later accepted a full ride to Boston College in 1995 where during his two years there he was named Big East Rookie of the year and First Team All-Big East, along with tournament MVP. Scoonie later transferred to The Ohio State University in 1998-2000. During this time, he was recognized as the Big Ten Player of the Year, led his team to a Final Four appearance and won the Frances Promeroy Naismith award. With all of his success in college, Scoonie was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in second round of the 2000 NBA Draft.

From 2000-11 Scoonie played basketball in Europe, where he was recognized as one of the top players in the league and played for a number of historic clubs throughout Europe. His accomplishments include a number of championships along with league MVP awards.

Scoonie Penn finally saw the fruits of his works when he was inducted into both the state of Massachusetts and The Ohio State University Basketball Hall of Fame.

Currently, Scoonie Penn resides in Columbus, Ohio where he and his wife, Nancy, are parents to four wonderful children. Scoonie now uses his time to focus on giving back to the community, starting such organizations as Buckeye Cornhole 4 Cancer, while using his influence as a motivational speaker to mentor at risk kids. You can also see Scoonie on television as a commentator providing an insightful inside look into the game of basketball. Lastly, Scoonie has lived his life by one simple saying, which is "God is responsible for all my success, but not to blame for any of my failures."

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