Axe-Throwing Contest Press Release

For a PDF copy, click 2013 American Legion Axe-Throwing Contest Press Release.


Headline: Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing Contest at the Falls Church American Legion Post 130

Date of release:  July 17, 2013.

Time and date of event: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013.

Location: Falls Church American Legion Post 130, 400 N. Oak Street, Falls Church, VA 22046, next to the Washington & Old Dominion Trail.


Hand-eye coordination with good technique is what you’ll need to be the winner at the American Legion’s Third Annual Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing contest.  The event will be hosted by Legion Post 130 at 400 N. Oak Street in Falls Church from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2013.   Whether you fancy yourself a frontier explorer or you like a little competition, this event is your chance to hone your hatchet-throwing skills.  “Last year it was about 90 degrees but a lot of people came out and had a good time,” said Mike Strickler, the Second Vice-Commander. 

Veterans understand the importance of safety and Legion organizers will provide instruction and practice on proper throwing technique and, of course, safety, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  At 1 p.m. the competition starts whereby participants compete for points.  The participant with the most points will be awarded the coveted Silver Hatchet, recognizing his or her skill in axe-throwing.  

The Legion wants to take this opportunity to show its support for America’s veterans.  Post 130 will sell official Post 130 Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing Contest T-shirts, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Foundation. Veterans will also be able to sign up on the spot for membership to the American Legion with a discounted price of $20 for a one-year membership, discounted from the regular fee of $30 when the veteran presents a copy of his or her DD-214 or current military identification.

The cost of competition is $10 and free for spectators. The Legion will offer food and beverage for sale at the event.  Rules and other information are posted on the Legion’s website, The competition is open to individuals 16 years of age and older.  Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Contact information:

Bob Simpson, Post Commander

American Legion Virginia Post 130

 400 N. Oak Street, Falls Church, VA 22046

Telephone: (703) 533-1945