2015 Cornhole Tournament

FanBags Cornhole will be hosting a tournament to benefit the Hammond Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 51 on Sunday, October 18, 2015 beginning at 10:00AM. The tournament will double elimination and will offer payouts to be determined by the number of participants.

COST: The cost per team is $25. That covers your entry to the event, and gives you access to $1.50 DRAFT BEERS! Food will also be available to all patrons.

Teams can register by contacting FanBags, or by registering online in advance by using the PayPal button below.

Come play some bags, drink some beer and watch the Bears game at the Hammond FOP. Remember that all proceeds from the tournament go to the Hammond F.O.P. Please contact Brian Poetter at brian@fanbagscornhole.com if you have any questions about this amazing event.

Register with PayPal below:



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Mighty Michael – Making Better Memories

Mighty Michael
“Mighty Michael”

Please join us for an All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner benefiting our friend Michael. Since Michael was ten months old he has been battling cancerous brain tumors and all the complications, side effects, and traumas that Cancer brings. Michael’s memories consist of hospitals, doctors, needles and illness. What’s worse is that Michael has gone through this twice! Michael is only 7 years old and his body looks like a road map from all the surgeries and procedures he has gone through.

Michael spent his first six birthdays in the hospital or sick. Just recently, he had his first ‘happy’ birthday with kids, cake, family and his favorite superhero, Spider Man. We want Michael to continue having more of these happy memories to replace his memories of hospitals, doctors, needles and illness.

Please join us at the Hammond FOP to help benefit Michael and his family. You can purchase tickets at the door for $10 or buy in advance for $8. Kids 10 years old and under are $6.

There will be a DJ, raffles, 50/50 and cash bar.
Brings your kids for games and visit with Spider Man!

Lets help give Michael some happy memories.
Check out Michael’s Facebook page, look for ‘Mighty Michael.’

If you would like to make a donation, click on Mighty Michael’s PayPal below:






Hammond FOP Christmas Food Baskets

If anyone is looking to do something special this Christmas season, we would like to invite everyone to donate to the Hammond FOP Christmas food basket program.  We deliver a full Christmas dinner and over a week’s worth of food to families in need. A basket of food is only $55 to sponsor and you can make a difference in a child’s Christmas. The recipients of the food basket program are carefully selected by our members and others in the community.  We are accepting donations via PayPal (see button below) for your convenience, and will also accept checks mailed to the lodge at 7527 Kennedy Avenue in Hammond, IN 46323. For more information, please call 219-845-5151 or e-mail us here. Donations will be accepted until December 18th. Any donations received after this year’s distribution will be applied to next year’s program. Thank you!





Hammond FOP 51 Bags (Cornhole) Tournament

FanBags Cornhole and Farmers Insurance will be hosting a tournament to benefit the Hammond Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 51 on Sunday, September 7, 2014 beginning at 10:30AM.  The tournament will double elimination and offer the following payouts:

1st Place receives $250 & 2 Tickets in the 100 section, row 5,Bears vs Dolphins game on Oct. 19th.
2nd Place receives $150
3rd Place receives $100

All payouts are based on a minimum of 20 teams signing up. If the minimum is not met, the payouts will be adjusted. All additional proceeds will be donated to the Hammond F.O.P Lodge.

COST: The cost per team is $25. That covers your entry to the event, and gives you access to $1 DRAFT BEERS! Food will also be available to all patrons.

Teams can register by contacting FanBags, or by registering online in advance by using the PayPal button below.

Come play some bags, drink some beer and watch the Bears game at the Hammond FOP. Remember that all proceeds from the tournament go to the Hammond F.O.P.  Please contact Brian Poetter at brian@fanbagscornhole.com if you have any questions about this amazing event.


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Request for Help

Friends and Associate Members,

The Hammond FOP Lodge #51, City of Hammond, Hammond Police Department, Hammond Fire Department and the Canadian National Railroad Police Department are asking for your help with assisting a Robertsdale area family for Easter. Earlier this year, a mother of four was murdered in front of her children. The children, ages 4, 7, 11, and 20 are now being cared for by their grandmother, who has limited financial resources.

This tragedy is further compounded by the fact that one of the children is undergoing treatment for diabetes and Retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eye.

The Police Department administration has met with the family and determined that their greatest needs are for groceries, medication, gasoline (for medical appointments), and school clothes. We would like to provide the family with gift cards to Strack’s, Walgreen’s and Walmart.

Anyone who is interested in donating can make a do so in person at the Hammond Police Department – 509 Douglas Street in Hammond, or by clicking the button below. 100% of your donation will go directly to assist the family.

As always, thanks for your help,

Hammond FOP 51




FOP Christmas Basket Food Drive

Thanks to the generosity of our members, local businesses and others who donated, our 14th Annual Christmas Basket Food Drive was a huge success.  Today, we were able to deliver a full week’s worth of food, including a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, to over 90 Hammond families.  A special thank you goes out to Mike Jorden for organizing the event every year, and another to the FOP Auxiliary for assisting with our fundraising efforts.  Here are some photos from this year’s assembly and distribution:

For more information, or to learn how to volunteer or donate for next year, please call the lodge at 219-845-5151.