The creator of a Connecticut-based podcast and an Oxford brewery are teaming up to host a Flag Day Corn Hole Tournament and Pig Roast to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
The event will take place on Sunday June 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Black Hog Brewing in Oxford, 115 Hurley Road.
Ken Tuccio, host of the “Welcome To Connecticut” podcast, is teaming up with the brewery for the event.
Tuccio promises a “fun, laid back event with a smooth, summer vibe.”
Tickets for the event are $70 and can be purchased online.
Tuccio is originally from Ansonia, and now lives in Norwalk with his wife, Maura, and two cats.
He also owns a small web design studio that primarily focuses on websites for small businesses in Connecticut.
Proceeds from the June 14 will go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
A ticket gets you as much roasted pig as you can eat, as well as access to an open bar.
Black Hog Brewing Co. opened in July 2014 and offers seven different craft beer titles.
The public will also have a chance to win prizes, such as a “Squealer Membership card” to Black Hog Brewing, as well as some T-shirts.
“I think it’s a lot of fun doing a pretty laid back event with people drinking beer and playing games and being able to raise money for a charity that ideally can change the lives of children,” Tuccio said. “That’s why we chose them.”
Thomas and Jason Sobocinski, two brothers who run the brewery, have known Tuccio for almost a year.
Tuccio suggested a pig roast to the Sobocinski brothers, and they immediately liked the idea.
“It came together quickly, but we have been wanting to do something together for a while,” Tuccio said. “The hope is that we will do it yearly. If people show up, we would love to do it yearly. But we won’t know until we’re through with it.”
While guests can enjoy beer on tap from the open bar, there will be a Corn Hole Tournament where people can win more prizes.
The object of the game is for two people to take turns throwing a bean bag and trying to make it through holes inside of a wodden plank.
Thomas Sobocinski said they will also have giant Jenga games set up for guests to enjoy during the event.