Lindsay Benton Foundation Hosting Annual Fundraiser at Capt’n Bill’s

by Sep 10, 2019Brunswick County Life

Want to get some exercise, have some fun and help out a good cause? Come to the third annual Volleyball and Corn Hole Tournament at Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill and Volleyball Facility on Saturday, September 28.

Sponsored by the Lindsay M. Benton Foundation (LMBF), the tournament is a great way for Wilmington and Brunswick County-area residents to help the community.

LMBF is an organization that honors the memory of Lindsay M. Benton, who tragically lost her life in a car accident. The foundation raises funds and awareness about the importance of organ donation. Since Lindsay was an organ donor, she was able to save the lives of three people when she passed away. Her parents and everyone else involved with the foundation have sought to carry on her legacy and desire to help others. The annual tournament raises awareness for this cause as well as funds for a variety of organizations.

“This is a warm story of individuals and local businesses coming together to help the community,” says Brad Benton, who established LMBF with Lindsay’s mother, Kellie Ekstrom, her brother, Jarrett, and other family members. “We designed this as a fun, family-friendly event and have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we have received over the years.”

In addition to corn hole and volleyball tournaments, the annual event features a raffle with prizes from local businesses, a kids’ corner, live music, the #1 FedEx Show Car and good and beverages from Capt’n Bill’s. All proceeds go to the Lindsay M. Benton Foundation’s Cheer, Art and Scholarship Fund; Patriots in Pink to help breast cancer patients; Farm Fest at WCA, which benefits the New Hanover County Special Olympics; and Carolina Donor Services.

“We chose the organizations we donate to because they were important to Lindsay,” Benton says. “This year’s event is promising to be better than ever.”

Volleyball registration is currently available for four to six person co-ed teams, for an advance price of $100 or $125 the day of the event. Games begin at 11 a.m. Two-person corn hole teams are also welcome to begin registration, for a price of only $40. The corn hole tournament will begin around 5 p.m. All volleyball participants receive a t-shirt and a swag bag complete with gifts from sponsoring businesses. Trophies are available for division winners as well as for the corn hole champions.

Registration is open, and sponsorship opportunities are still available.


Want to participate?
Lindsay M. Benton Foundation Volleyball and Corn Hole Tournament
When: Saturday, September 28, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill and Volleyball Facility: 4240 Market Street, Wilmington; (910) 762-0173
Info: For event sponsorship and more information, visit the LMBF Volleyball Tournament Facebook page or send an email to