5th Annual River City Bags Classic benefits Boys & Girls Club

By Audrey Williams

June 30, 2012 Updated Jul 2, 2012 at 9:52 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- After a minor rain delay, one of the largest annual bags tournaments in the country got underway in Peoria Saturday, all for a good cause.

One hundred-thirty teams represented 5 states in the 5th annual River City Bags Classic. The teams are broken into three divisions: competitive, social, and recreational. The first place team in the competitive division receives a $1,000 prize. Remaining proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Peoria.

"It's just a good organization that we know needs some financial help probably these days with the state of the economy. That's why we do it," said organizer Shawn Glatz.

Glatz hopes to raise about $15,000 this year for the Boys and Girls Club.

Since its first year, organizers have raised a total of $60,000 for various local charities.

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