About three years ago, we sat and thought “What can we do this season that’s fun and social and gets people into our culture to see what we’re about?” Obviously we wanted to have a party, but we thought isn’t a theme party a little child’s birthday-esque? We’re grownups after all! So… we really put our Ohio heads together and thought about a party. The outcome was far more important than our majority Appalachian heads could have ever dreamed of.
The ingredients of a good party in Central Ohio: craft beer, good music, the party people of WSA Studio and friends, and a game or two of legit cornhole. This year we went all out. We secured a band, The Echo Echoes. We continued our food truck tradition and talked Aromaku into coming out with us. We got Land Grant to provide us some booze. We also got all of it paid for by our sponsors so that any money we raised by way of team entries and 50-50 tickets went straight to The iBelieve Foundation, an organization that raises money to send high school students from Appalachia to leadership camps around Ohio and surrounding areas.
We’re already planning 2017’s tournament. We’re trying to turn our studio into a competition space so we can toss some beans all year round and stop losing our homecourt advantage. It’s almost embarrassing how quickly most of us get knocked out. We do have a good time, though. Eating and drinking and talking to good people all night. Thanks to our sponsors: King Business Interiors, Continental Office, DIRTT, Shaw Contract, Danis, Bruce Longhino Group, Hamilton Parker, Innovative Office Solutions, Ohio Valley Supply, Maharam, Knoll, USF Contract, and Oberfields. Seriously. Thank you for jumping on board with us.
For more info about The iBelieve Foundation, visit their website here: