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Cornhole Tournament Coming to Field of Dreams Movie Site

DYERSVILLE, Iowa – Go the Distance Baseball and The Field of Dreams Movie Site are hosting the
American Cornhole Organization’s first-ever Go The Distance Festival Aug. 26-28, 2022.

“We are truly excited to host this inaugural event. The beauty of the movie site is that it is so much more
than a baseball field, and this event is part of our effort to welcome those to our site that are not
necessarily avid baseball fans. Our attraction is fun for the entire family and those of all ages, baseball
fans or not” says Roman Weinberg, Director of Operations for Go the Distance Baseball, LLC, the entity
that owns the Field of Dreams Movie Site. “Cornhole is extremely popular throughout Iowa and the
Midwest, and having the ability to showcase a wholesome game, in addition to baseball, that brings
people together is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up.”

The Go the Distance Festival is a three-day cornhole event featuring Singles and Doubles competition;
The Corny 40 Classic and the Dream Team Invitational. Friday and Saturday will feature four Doubles
Qualifier tournaments, with the top six teams of each qualifier advancing to Sunday’s final bracket.

These qualifiers are all open to the public for participation. On Sunday, the advancing teams will compete
against the ACO “Corny 40”, the top 40 Season 17 ranked ACO players in the world, and their
respectively chosen partners. The tournament has a total purse attached to the event of $25,000, with the
top 64 teams all guaranteed to walk away with prize money. The winning team will take home a cash
prize and a specially designed commemorative trophy.

In addition, on Saturday, the ACO “Corny 40” will compete against one another in an exclusive Singles
tournament to win a cash prize as well as the “Kinsella Family Experience,” the ultimate Field of Dreams
Movie Site package including an overnight stay in the Farm House, guided tours inside the house, movie
site apparel, and more!

“If there is a more perfect partnership than the American Cornhole Organization and the Field of Dreams
Movie Site, I couldn’t tell you what it is”, says ACO Founder and President, Frank Geers. Geers
continues: “We heard the voices from within the endless rows of corn at this legendary field and are set to
bring together two uniquely American pastimes; rooted both in life-changing nostalgia and modern family
fun. We could not be more thrilled to walk side by side with the ghosts and the guests we will welcome to
be a part of our Inaugural ACO Go the Distance Festival.”

The 32 cornhole courts will be set up in a specially created ‘Tailgate Zone’ overlooked by a hospitality
viewing deck at the Field of Dreams Movie Site, with the exclusive ACO Corny 40 Classic Singles
tournament on Saturday and the Sunday Championship matches held in the newly remodeled Event
Center on the property. Team registration is now open to the public for the qualifying tournaments on
Friday and Saturday. Those interested in competing can learn more and register at
americancornhole.ticketsauce.com/e/aco-go-the-distance.

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