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Benefit Horseshoe Tournament Scheduled For Saturday

The Annual Grant Altamirano Horseshoe Tournament and BBQ will be held for the 10th time at Hogan-Ennis Park at the Escalon Community Center, 1051 Escalon Ave., this Saturday, Aug. 3. It’s held to contribute to the educational trust fund for Grant’s two children, Aiden and Zoe.

“With the exception of the cash prizes given out, all of the money from the registration fees and the donors goes to the trust fund for Grant’s kids,” said Nate Nash, in his 10th year co-organizing the tournament with the late Grant Altamirano’s older brother, Brady Altamirano. “We provide all of the food, beverages and ancillary items privately in order to have as much money go into the fund as possible.”

Nash said that Grant’s lifelong friends, Matt Anderson, Josh Baker, Joey Bavaro, Brian Dugo, Wes Evans, Dusty Fox, Andy Hagan, Jeremy (JJ) Johnson, Jeremy Titsworth and Rolly Trejo have made the event a success.

“They have been the backbone of this whole thing from the start and their contributions are invaluable. These guys are awesome and I’m just lucky to be a part of this,” added Nash. “Josh Baker does all of the cooking each year while Andy Gasper custom builds the cornhole boards given to the cornhole winners.”

Same day Registration/Check-in runs from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. Play starts at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $100 per team or $50 per player and any individuals will be paired up where possible the day of the event. Fee also includes entry into a single elimination cornhole tournament and participation is optional. Champions receive a custom-built cornhole set complete with boards and bags. Any who wish to attend but not play are encouraged and a small donation in any amount is appreciated. There will be three regulation pits in a double elimination format with cancelation scoring. The top three teams earn cash prizes. Tournament champions will also receive championship brackets.

This is a very family friendly event; included with the entry fee/donation is food, tri-tip and chicken with sides, beverages (beer, soda and water) and this includes immediate family members of all players and donors as well.

For more information or to enter, contact Nate at (209) 701-9880 or Brady at (209) 402-4087 or ask to join the Group and RSVP via the Facebook Page at 10th Annual Grant Altamirano Horseshoe Tournament & BBQ. The Facebook page will also have more information.