The American Cornhole League Announces Special ESPN Broadcast with Superstar QBs Daniel Jones and Sam Darnold Going Head-to-Head Playing Cornhole Ahead of Big Game in Miami
Jones and Darnold will compete alongside top ACL pros to prove their mettle in a battle straight from the gridiron to the cornhole court
2020 ACL SuperHole is here!
Charlotte, NC (January 23, 2020) – The American Cornhole League (ACL), the originator of competitive cornhole, is thrilled to announce that the Quarterbacks from both New York Football teams, Daniel Jones and Sam Darnold will step off the gridiron and onto the cornhole court for a special ESPN broadcast leading into the Big Game.
The face-off, which will be held at the Broward Convention Center from 9-10pm on Friday, Jan. 31st (1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Ft Lauderdale, Fla. 33316), is open for free to the public and expected to draw 2,000+ fans on-site with VIP seats also available for $25. The competition will be the crown jewel of a 3-day series of events hosted by the ACL. In addition to the ACL’s scheduled ESPN telecasts, the Darnold and Jones competition will air on ESPN2 as a 1-hour special on Sunday, Feb. 2nd. The first broadcast will take place prior to kickoff at 5:00pm ET and will re-air again at 11:30pm ET, immediately following the Big Game.
The weekend marks the kickoff of 2020 Johnsonville Cornhole Championships, with top players from across the country competing for over $40,000 in payouts. Scheduled events include Pro / Advanced / Competitive / Intermediate Singles, Junior Doubles, Pro / Advanced / Competitive / Intermediate Doubles, Women's Doubles, Seniors' Doubles, Pro / Advanced / Competitive / Intermediate Blind Draw, Crew Cup Shootout, College Doubles and Sit 'n Go Blind Draws. For information the full schedule fans and competitors can visit https://www.iplaycornhole.com/nationals/15.
“Being from Charlotte cornhole was always around – to watch it evolve from a backyard game to a full-fledged sport with American Cornhole League leading the way has been exciting,” said Big Blue starting quarterback Daniel Jones. “Plus, the opportunity to take Sam on heads up was something I couldn’t pass on. Hopefully sometime soon we’ll be doing it on the gridiron in the big game!”
“While I wish I was going to be on the field this weekend, this is a nice consolation prize – and another opportunity to take home a win for Gang Green against a cross-town rival,” added Gang Green starting quarterback Sam Darnold. “Daniel’s a great competitor, but I’ve been practicing and feel good about my odds!”
“This is an opportunity for us to showcase just how far the game has come, with two of the most exciting young QB’s in the nation teaming up with some of the top cornhole pros in the country,” said Stacey Moore, Commissioner and Founder of the American Cornhole League. “It’s really a treat for the fans, and the perfect way to whet their appetite ahead of the big game on Sunday.”
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 the American Cornhole League:
The American Cornhole League (ACL), the originators of competitive cornhole, promotes and develops cornhole as a sport for any age and any skill level. With over 350 directors all around the country, the ACL has solidified themselves as the go-to resource for all things cornhole. The organization has established the rules and regulations to govern the sport around the world. The ACL's global headquarters are in Charlotte, North Carolina. For further information on the ACL or how to become a director, please visit the Company's website at iplaycornhole.com.
About Daniel Jones:
Daniel Jones is an NFL quarterback for the New York Giants. Jones was drafted by the Giants in the first round with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Jones was the starting quarterback for Duke University for three seasons. In his junior and senior years he led the Blue Devils to two bowl victories winning MVP in both games. He graduated from Duke in December 2018 with a degree in economics.
Jones was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has three siblings all who are NCAA Division I athletes.
About Sam Darnold:
Sam was selected 3rd overall in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He played college football at USC where he led the Trojans to a 2017 Rose Bowl victory over Penn State. He is from San Clemente, CA where he shined as a multi-sport athlete in high school. Sam just completed his second season in the NFL as the starting quarterback for the Jets.
About Broward Convention Center:
The 600,000 square foot Broward County Convention Center is home to numerous conventions, trade shows, meetings, consumer shows, sporting competitions and large events. The SMG-managed Convention Center consistently exceeds guest and meeting planner expectations for five-star food service, state-of the-art technology, and outstanding service in a modern, eco-friendly facility in a spectacular location.
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