Team N3kk1d raised the bar quite high in 2013 for its 10-year anniversary. Between promotional events, marketing, expos, and just plain having fun, we documented quite a few moments that didn’t quite fit in with our other event galleries. They are collected here for your enjoyment.
The MS Society Michigan Chapter decided to take a chance and make an appearance at the first annual Meijer Living Well Expo at DeVos Place.
Given the obvious connection between the MS-related sporting events and health, we decided to make a splash!
The expo was pretty impressive with live demonstrations, hands-on activities, and speakers throughout the two-day event.
Meijer must have done a good job marketing the gig… there were plenty of people willing to sit and learn from the event vendors.
Lots of foot traffic! This was well worth the effort.
Team N3kk1d was ready with information on upcoming MS-related events… and of course a healthy dose of shameless self-promotion.
Team N3kk1d’s new vinyl banners look pretty sweet!
Sloth’s “sign up for an event and win a free t-shirt” ploy worked on several visitors to the expo
“Jack the Bike Guy” made a cameo appearance to promote West Michigan Bike MS
VIDEO: Sloth’s take on the Living Well Expo…
Proof of Team N3kk1d’s illustrious past! Ten year’s worth of awards on Sloth’s office wall.
Fifteen year’s worth of medals in Sloth’s home office… and a rookie sticker, proving that every year is a new experience for our excitable team captain!
The Michigan Chapter partnered with Ruby Tuesday restaurants for an MS fundraiser in March. Sloth, Steph, Heather, and James were there in full costume!
“Dig the threads, yo!”
You still have room for dessert? Really?
Okay… we admit that looks pretty tasty.
Well that’s art! You can’t actually eat it, can you?
Meanwhile in March, donations began to roll in for our ROCK MS event. Check out these gorgeous earrings and MS charm bracelet from Diane White! Wow!
Sloth purchased more than one Sailor Jerry and Pepsi at Stella’s in preparation for ROCK MS
The Stella’s Lounge sign at the back of the establishment…
Scott from ROCK MS swung by for a photo shoot to promote his band
The classic “urban” shot…
“Hey… this TV would look great in my flat!”
Still loading after all these years…
Meanwhile, the ever-youthful Rubber Band took to Sparta for their photos
Lead singer Glitch is already ready to rock!
Keyboardist Temper Temper prepares to decapitate lead singer Undead Rocka
Temper Temper also joined up with The Drunken Uncles for their photo shoot, much to her chagrin…
Just another night with the Drunken Uncles… soooOOOOoooo embarrassing…
Several of the ROCK MS bands booked time at The Underground Production Studio for practice
Temper Temper preps her trusty keyboard…
Scott stretches out his vocal chords with James on drums
With these guys, even a studio performance can reach epic proportions…
Mark punishes the mic with Gary on backing vox
Top prize for ROCK MS 2013 was this beautiful Epiphone Limited electric guitar, generously donated by Guitar Center
Sloth had to at least test it out before giving it away!
Later in July, Team N3kk1d made a cameo appearance at the Classic Rock 5K in downtown Grand Rapids
Heather tries to keep cool in the 90+ degree heat
Sloth, meanwhile, combined members from the ROCK MS bands to perform “live” at the event
Hey, free marketing on the event t-shirts… awesome!
Later, the Michigan Chapter MS van paid a visit to Sloth’s workplace
Sarah Borst ain’t gonna let no one touch that van! No way, no how!