Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Game Day #2 - The Sequel - Video Games This Saturday!

Last weekend's Board Game Fundraiser was a lot of fun. We had an enthralling game of Simpson's Clue (I still can't believe that it wasn't Lisa with the necklace in the Bowl-arama)... some Yu-Gi-Oh! card action... a little Scrabble and some Monopoly and Wheel of Fortune.

Good times... Students... Volunteers...Staff... and You... all got together in the name of community, mentoring, and raising money for the Cabrini Madness Tourney!!

But maybe the biggest success of all was the enthusiasm from the 9th grade Tech Club students, who approached my wife and I afterward to critique the way they had marketed the event, analyzing how the poster they designed last week could have been more effective at drawing people to the event.

Specifically they thought the image they chose in the ad didn't make people think "board games."

Lightbulbs were popping on, up over their heads.

What if we took the lessons we learned, and hosted a more tech-oriented "Video Game Fundraiser" for the people who couldn't make it last week... and...

What if we promoted it better? With images that screamed "video games"... They were learning... they are excited about advocating for their cause... and they wanted another shot at it.

So, without further ado... using the lessons the kids learned, and a new poster design they put together tonight in Tech Club, I invite you to:

Game Night #2 The Sequel - Video Games!
A fundraiser for Cabrini Connections Mentoring.

Stop by and say hi... and kick some Guitar Hero butt.

$5 donation, any time 1-6pm. Bring some food or drinks to share, if you like.

(Click on the flyer we designed in Tech Club - that image above - for more details!)

If you cannot make it but want to donate to the cause... http://www.giveforward.org/tems

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Team TEMS Can't Get Cut! Join Us For Board Games!

The web banner above was designed by Tech Club (aka Team TEMS) member, Charles (aka Mizawa).

As of today, with the 1st cut in the Cabrini Madness Tournament looming on the horizon, Tech Club's "Team TEMS" entry is sitting in 9th place with $312 raised. Only $63 separates us and the 8th seed, which represents the cut (and occurs on March 21st).

Don't let us get cut! Donate $5, $10, $25... whatever you can afford to help Team TEMS get to the next round!

And come meet us for Game Night (Day)!

This Saturday. $5 entry donated to Team TEMS.

Share your favorite game with us! Any time from 1pm until 6pm.

Or come at 1pm sharp to get in on the Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Tourney.

More details in the flyer to the right (created by Team TEMS members Sean and Charles).