Checkers Tavern in Cedar Rapids is having a two-person bags tournament on Saturday, August 8. The event is a fundraiser for the St. Florian Miracle Burn Camp in Spirit Lake.

Pam and PJ Harrington are the owners and operators of Checkers Tavern. They have been putting on this fundraiser for the last 4 years. I've played in it every year, and it's always a blast!

The cost is just $30 for each two-person team. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the St. Florian Miracle Burn Camp. To learn more about St. Florian, you can visit this link.

Registration starts at noon and the tournament will start at 1 p.m. There will be ice cold drinks, a dunk tank, live music from B.F. Burt, as well as a silent auction and bake sale. For more information on the event, you can check out this link.

If bags aren't your thing, stop up anyway and hang out! Last year there were plenty of folks that didn't play but wanted to be a part of the event. The dunk tank is always a big hit and you never know who might be jumping in this year!

I want to say thanks to the Harrington family for doing this fundraiser each year. I know they work very hard setting it all up, and I know that St. Florian really appreciates the financial contribution.

Checkers Tavern is located at 3120 6th Street on the SW side of Cedar Rapids.

We hope to see you on Saturday, August 8th!