A corny competition will benefit Light’s foundation

Matt Light thanks students who built the boards for the event.
Matt Light thanks students who built the boards for the event. George Rizer for The Boston Globe

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Former New England Patriots lineman Matt Light recently stopped by Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School to autograph something very special to him: cornhole boards.

The boards were designed by students at the high school for Light’s “Cornhole Commotion” event at Gillette Stadium on June 1, the first of what he hopes would become an annual happening.

Thanks to Light, the backyard game that has taken the Midwest by storm is coming to Foxborough, and hundreds of cornhole enthusiasts will be flocking to the Patriots’ home field to compete for cornhole supremacy.

“It should be some stiff competition,” said Light, 34, a self-described die-hard cornhole fan who grew up playing the game in his home state of Ohio.

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