Toss4Dystonia Cornhole Tournament Marks 5th Anniversary of Support for DMRF


At the 5th Annual Toss4Dystonia Cornhole Tournament on September 16, organizer Jim Metherell was presented with an award from the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) to commemorate the event’s milestone anniversary. Toss4Dystonia at Buffalo Riverworks is the largest cornhole tournament in Western New York. Jim and his supporters have been instrumental in promoting dystonia awareness in the area and raising funds for urgently-needed research toward a cure. Guest speakers at the event included DMRF Support Leader Ginny Bryan and DMRF Director of Development Debbie Durrer.

Jim’s 16-year-old son Caleb was diagnosed with a childhood form of dystonia and underwent deep brain stimulation surgery three years ago. He has benefited significantly from the surgery, and has not used a wheelchair since the procedure was completed.  

Toss4Dystonia includes competitive and casual tournaments and an extensive raffle. Scott Laba and Shayne Coyne took first place for the third year in a row among 40 teams in the competitive bracket. Second place went to Tyler King and Trevor King, and third went to Brian Kiddle and Jeff Fetzner.

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