Bean Bag Toss Tournament has been moved to Rob Gym.
Join us March 6 at 11:30am!

It’s back! Toss Like a Boss at UC Santa Barbara’s annual United Way Bean Bag Toss Tournament! Put together a department team to win the championship trophy and bragging rights for the next year.

Elubia’s Kitchen and Kona Ice will be selling lunch and treats while donating a portion of their proceeds back to the campaign! Come out and cheer on your colleagues for a good cause in this can’t-miss event.

All proceeds from this special event benefit our United Way Campaign in support of United Way of Santa Barbara County.

Event Details

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
11:30am - 1:00pm
Rob Gym

Cost $25 per person, $50 per team

*Two people per team. You must put your own team together, we will not match individuals for teams. Time constraints allow for 32 teams to compete. Subject to change due to demand. Event participation is restricted to UCSB faculty, staff, and student employees. Please see the drafted bracket as an example.

Interested in volunteering to be a referee? Email us at


Bean Bag Toss

Past Champions

2023 "Gaucho Grounds"
Jose Aguilar & Ray Buso | Design, Facilities & Safety Services

2019 "Like Father Like Son"
Sam Rifkin & Bob Rifkin | Gervitz Graduate School of Education

Rules & Scoring


  • There will be roaming referees throughout the tournament to assist with rules and scoring questions. Teams are responsible for keeping score for each match.
  • Doubles Play - Team A competes against Team B; each team is comprised of two players.
  • Single elimination.
  • Players at the headboard will alternate pitching bags until each player has pitched all four of their bags.
  • Players must pitch the bag with an under-hand release and must be behind the foul line at the time of release.
  • The player who scored in the preceding rebound pitches first in the next round. If neither pitcher scores, the player who pitched second in the previous round then pitches first.
  • At the end of the match, the winning team reports the results to the commissioner.


  • First team to reach or exceed 21 points or have the most points after 15 minutes wins the match.
  • Cancellation Scoring: The points of one player cancel out the points of their opponent. Using this method, only one player scores in each round. Example: If a player from Team A scores 3 points and a player from Team B scores 2 points, Team A receives 1 point from that round.
  • Bag-In-The-Court: Any bag which comes to rest anywhere on top of the board. Each is worth one (1) point.
  • Bag-In-The-Hole: Any bag which is thrown through the hole or knocked through the hole by another bag. Each is worth three (3) points.
  • Foul Bags: Any bag which does not make it onto the board or in the hole. Each is worth zero (0) points.

Important Resources

United Way is ready to help. Find out more.


The following resources are available to download at Box folder:

  • Department Rep Quick Start Guide
  • UWSBC Annual Campaign Gift Designation Policy
  • Your Local Impact
  • Campaign Poster
  • Pledge Form

Contact Information


UC Santa Barbara Contact
Emily Schroeder
Events Director
(805) 893-7382

United Way Representative
Rose Levy
United Way of Santa Barbara County
(805) 882-0511 (Direct) | (805) 965-8591 (Office)
United Way of Santa Barbara County