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Major League Cornhole Launches at Showboat Resort this Weekend with The Team 'New Jersey Heroes'.


2023 is the inaugural year of Major League Cornhole, and NJ has their very own team, the New Jersey Heroes. The 14 week season starts in May with both home and away games, plus playoffs and championship games - and it all kicks off April 22-23rd at Showboat Resort in Atlantic City.


We spoke with Rich Lauletta of NJ Heroes and here's what he had to say about the event:

1. Tell us about the event, what can fans/guests expect? The quick overview is that this event serves as the Tryouts to be on our team for the inaugural 2023 season. The tryouts will be live and in person, and we are encouraging ALL to come out for a FUN day whether you're trying out or just watching, exploring our vendors, food, beer garden, games, giveaways, and more. It should be a fun day for everyone! 2. How did you come up with this idea? The idea of the combine was thought up by the league in order to access the best talent, and give everyone the opportunity to try out for a Professional Sports Team. The actual player assessment process was fine-tuned to offer an opportunity for each participant to come away with a unique Major League Cornhole (MLC) player rating, regardless of whether or not they make the team. This will provide invaluable information moving forward. 3. What is your backstory and why the love for Cornhole? Team co-owner Ralph D'Alessandro presented this opportunity to me. He has been playing competitive cornhole for a few years now, seriously getting into leagues and tournaments. It was through one of those events that he learned of the MLC and he immediately wanted to be involved. Once he told me about it, I was in too! Cornhole is such a fun, social - and yet competitive - game that can be played by anyone. It's everywhere! 4. What made you choose to make your home ase Atlantic City? There was really only one choice for us to have a team in the state of New Jersey, and that was Atlantic City. Everything is right there, the venue of the Showboat has it all. There is the boardwalk, the beach.....how does it get any better than that? Cornhole down the Jersey shore in the summer! 5. What's something about the sport that is often misunderstood? That it is only played by college kids. Cornhole players - even great players - can be any age. 6. How can someone become a part of MLC? You can contact them through their website at mlcornhole.com.

7. Give us a play-by-play of what to expect during the tournaments? Our gameday experience promises to be second to none. The best players in the area will be on full display. In addition, we will have a lively atmosphere that will include food, drink, music, vendors, games and other surprises. We also plan to have pre and post match events (games, tournaments, etc) that anyone can partake in. 8. Where can we find more information? Tickets to our combine can be purchased here: https://njheroes.ticketleap.com/combine/ Website: njheroescornhole.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/njheroescornhole/ Instagram: @njheroescornhole.com

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