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Cornhole ‘SuperHole III’ Set For Friday

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The American Cornhole League (ACL) is thrilled to announce the return of “SuperHole.” What started out as an annual ACL Pro/Celebrity event played the Friday before the Big Game, has evolved into a multi-event cornhole “SuperHole” series that will consist of 6 different prelims. The series will culminate with the SuperHole III Championship that will be hosted alongside the ACL World Championships this August from the ACL Headquarters in Rock Hill, South Carolina. 

The first prelim of 2022 will be held live from Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay on ESPN this Friday, Feb. 11 from 6:30-8pm (PT) and features poker icon Phil Hellmuth, CBS’ S.W.A.T star David Lim, Pawn Stars’ favorite Austin “Chumlee” Russell and former NFL Running Back Terry Kirby, all of whom will be paired with an ACL Pro to battle it out for a chance to compete in the championship. The two previous SuperHole events have featured well known football stars Doug Flutie, Sam Darnold, Daniel Jones, Rashad Jennings, Mac Jones and Devonta Smith.

The 6 prelims that the ACL will host will determine the finalists for the championship, which will feature a total of 8 celebrity / ACL pro doubles teams. The celebrities will also be able to donate a share of $100,000 to their charity of choice based on where they finish at the championship. At last year’s SuperHole II Doug Flutie, alongside his ACL Pro partner Matt Guy, took home the title and will be invited to return  to compete as the defending champion at the SuperHole III Championship. In addition, ESPN’s Marty Smith and ACL Pro Ryan Smith will receive invitations as defending celebrity team champions at last year’s ACL World Championships. 

The American Cornhole League is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, with broadcast deals with ESPN and CBS / CBS Sports, as well as a television deal with NBC Sports through USA Cornhole. The league has over 150,000 players worldwide and counting. The ACL’s strong sponsor support includes  Johnsonville along with Bush’s, Bacardi, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Discount Tire and AllCornhole.com, amongst others. 

“SuperHole just keeps growing in popularity with our fans, and that’s why this year we decided to change things up and give them even more SuperHole with a tournament that runs throughout the year,” said Stacey Moore, Founder of American Cornhole League. “This year will feature more action, more celebrities, and more competition as all the participants vie to be crowned champions.” 

“I’m looking to go all the way here and take home the title of SuperHole III champion,” added Phil Hellmuth. “I think the trophy will look pretty nice next to my 16 WSOP bracelets.” 

“People might not realize this about me, but I’m a huge cornhole fan – the opportunity to compete alongside ACL pros for a title isn’t something I’m taking lightly,” declared CBS’ S.W.A.T. star David Lim. “Plus, this will give me bragging rights over Shemar Moore – my co-star is so into cornhole that he transformed his backyard into a court.” 

“I might not be able to take Phil down at the poker table (yet), but I think I’ve got a good shot on the cornhole boards,” remarked Pawn Stars’ star Austin “Chumlee” Russell. “If I take home the trophy don’t bet on seeing it at the pawn shop any time soon!”

“I played in the NFL for 10 years so I know exactly what it takes to win. It’s about strategy, patience and pulling out a trick play now and then” added former NFL running back Terry Kirby. “These guys have no clue what they are up against!”

The American Cornhole League hosts competition and tournaments across the amateur, collegiate, and pro ranks with thousands of players taking part every year. For additional information on how to participate visit iplaycornhole.com.

About Jerry Milani

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Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for FAN EXPO, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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