Our second annual Wii Bowling Tournament took place on March 12th 2011 at The Communications Workers of America Local 4034 Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This event had a lower cost of admission but was bigger in scope than the inaugural 2010 tournament, featuring a chili cook-off, “Strike Out MS” kids activities, raffle items, home-brewed beer, and much more. Ultimately, between donations, our fine vendors, admission, and tickets, we raised $600 for the fight against MS! Well done, all! Be sure to check out our montage video for a glimpse of the fun… (Movie clip is two minutes in length and requires Windows Media Player)
VIDEO: Our 2011 Tournament video montage!
Two trophies were created this year: one for the tournament and one for the chili cook-off.
Gary’s I.T. magic made the front door process smooth sailing
A clutch of dedicated City High School volunteers helped make the event a success
Shannon and Tana take a break from the heat of competition
Our D.I.Y. approach this year resulted in a feast fit for a king!
Eric Beckman donated six hand-crafted beers that, needless to say, made beer tickets very popular!
Our kids’ craft allowed the little ones to go crazy with creativity
Ah, the pride of winning spa products at the raffle!
Darlene with BeautiControl makes her second appearance at the Wii Bowling Tournament
Lisa’s “Excessively Diverting” unique products were a hit at the vendor tables
The vendor tables gathered much interest from volunteers and bowlers alike
James joined the vendors this year with hand-crafted bracelets
Melissa with PartyLite set the room aglow!
Melissa’s PartyLite products put the DJ lighting to shame
“Join Our Team!”
Okay… time to put down the Wii remotes and grab some grub!
Toni breaks for some tasty chili
Olivia’s hand-made “Strike Out MS” outfit resulted in her victory at the Orange Costume Contest
VIDEO: Our City High School “Idol” judges pick their favorite orange costume performer
The kids enjoyed giving the ol’ “MS Monster” a good crack in the neck
Hmmmm… maybe we should have let the younger ones attack the monster first… he’s in need of repair!
The beheaded MS Monster is displayed proudly at the DJ booth
Carol gives a carefully calculated swing at the Tournament final
Heather tries not to lose her cool in the heat of battle
A mighty strike!
Brennin is our bowling champion for 2011!
All hail the victors!
The chili cook-off competitors look like they might remain friends after all…