The Details (also available on The Event Facebook Page Here)
Shot and Edited By Kim Smith
I’m still having trouble processing just what went down yesterday.
First off we cannot thank enough Rick Doucette and his staff The Cape Ann YMCA for hosting this year’s tournament. For their help setting up and with the transportation back and forth to the Wingersheek parking lot. Camp Spindrift if you haven’t been there since you were a kid is the absolute perfect spot for a corporate outing, wedding, pig roast (next year during the tourney) or any other time you are looking for intimate space for your event. Contact Rick at The YMCA to book your event at Camp Spindrift.
Then you gotta talk about the team that put this thing together over the past three months. Frankie Gwynne has worked relentlessly pouring over the minute details and making sure everything ran smoothly, designed the flyers and T Shirts just a tremendous amount of thanks to Frankie. Ryan Cox (AKA Mr Bentley) the MAN who just says yes, Can we do it? YES, every time, organizationally Ryan made so much happen. Brad Atkinson and the Farm Staff who set up the fields.
Matty K, the worlds Greatest DJ. Soup, the Bracketologist who made sure we had the right teams lined up to go.
My co-contributors from GMG including super patient Kim Smith who shot the Harlem Shake video. Craig Kimberley who shot and will undoubtedly bring the most entertaining Dodgeball video and interviews that anyone could ever produce, David Cox Brian O’Connor and Donna Ardizzoni who must have shot a gazzilion photos which y’all will see soon. My boy the Rabbit who shot lots of photos as well.
Desi Smith from the Gloucester Daily Times who took time out of a packed weekend to come cover the Tournament, CBS Boston who has a gallery from the event.
Bill Kubichek who graced us with the Evil Knevil speedo get-up and rousing National anthem to kick things off and Aria McElhenny from Next Step.
Lauren Mears from Jungle Silkscreening who got our t shirts printed way below budget and included high quality dry-fit technical t’s for the event.
Jen Amero who helped spread the word as well.
Hope I didn’t forget anyone, I probably did, my head is still pretty foggy.
But the event doesn’t take place without the competitors who brave the cold and donate their money to the cause. Our competitors that take the time to plan their team’s themes , pick out their entrance music and put together their costumes. It was just a whoooole lot of fun.
The Farm guys including Ryan Cox, Brad Atkinson and Noah Goldstein have created an incredible family of regulars who make that place special. You walk into the Farm and no matter who is behind the bar you feel welcome, and like you’re part of the Farm Family-
Farmers for life.
Frankie Gwynne- You Are The Man!
Congratulations to two time back to Back Champions- Blinded By the White- sponsored by Ed Collard’s Housedoctor’s Handyman Services.
Tons of pictures and videos to come-
We can start with some from Lowell Peabody-
and a video before things got started from Kim Smith-
Brian O’Connor Photos-
The Details(also available on The Event Facebook Page Here)
We’ve outgrown The Greatest Hosts In the History Of Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Our Facility At The Farm and anyone that attended last year knows how many people want to participate in this year’s event so I’m sending this out to you all and want to STRESS TO YOU
The First Teams THAT FILL OUT THEIR REGISTRATIONS AND SUBMIT THEIR DONATION FEES WILL BE THE TEAMS THAT GET TO PARTICIPATE.
EVEN THOUGH WE COULD PROBABLY FILL 40 ROSTERS WE WANT TO KEEP IT THE RIGHT AMOUNT AND INTIMATE SO WE’RE STAYING WITH 20
We are so excited to announce the new location for this year and our gratitude to Rick Doucette and Camp Spindrift for hosting this year’s Tourney which will be held on March 16th.
People generally think of Camp Spindrift as just a summer camp but it’s a perfect place for corporate events, weddings and so much more.
I attached a registration form. Fill it out and get either me the form and money or drop it off at the Farm.
Also The Fabulous Frankie Gwynne set up a Facebook event page where you can get your smack talk on-
We will also be putting up a poll on Good Morning Gloucester For The Back of The T Shirt Catch Phrase
So far we have
Shrinkage For A Cause
This Game Takes Balls
Cold Weather, Hot Competition
If you have a better slogan submit it today and I’ll add it to the poll.
Winning slogan will go on the t shirts which are generously donated by Jungle Screen Printing
Once again the beneficiary of our event will be Next Step. Next Step helps kids with cancer, HIV, and other serious illnesses. http://www.nextstepnet.org/
Last year we raise over $4000 for Next Step and they were very appreciative.
attached is the registration form.
Thanks To Noah, Ryan and Bradley from The Farm, My boy Frankie Gwynn, Rick Doucette and Jen Amero From Camp Spindrift and The Cape Ann YMCA and DJ Matty K.
Don’t forget your team’s theme, and theme song.
Here’s Craig Kimberley’s video from last year in case you want to share it with friends-
So to recap-
First To Register and Pay Is In- No Exceptions
Registration Form is attached
Facebook page link- https://www.facebook.com/events/132939246871131/ share it get your smack talk on
Submit your 2013 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Theme and Entrance Music Song
We will be enforcing a strict speedo for men rule this year, if you show up wearing cut off jean shorts or shorts as opposed to a speedo, we will replace your team.
Frankie, did I miss anything?
SUBMIT YOUR ROSTERS ASAP SO YOU DON’T GET LEFT OUT
GMG Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament March 4th at The Farm Bar and Grille Starting at Noon. Just Plan on setting Sunday aside for the entertainment event of 2012!!!
She also had some choice words for TJ Peckham from Cape Ann Brewing-
Alicia writes in from the cell phone-
I’m Down here at Stones Pub, T.J playing on Cape Ann Brewery said their going for “Style points” WTF is that! I told T.J “Well I’m goin for some kickin your ass points” Bring it on Sissy Boys!
Three new teams have signed on and we have a T Shirt Sponsor- Jungle Silkscreening and corporate promotional products out of Ipswich!
I told you any team that signs up will get their links and logo included in every Speedo Dodgeball post leading up to the event. GMG is only seen by 25-35,000 people a day so for you to not sponsor a team and get that recognition in these pages for your organization is just plain bad business. Not to mention that all of the profits are going to Next Step, an organization that provides support, education and resources for teens and young adults coping with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. www.nextstepnet.org
We also have new teams Passports Restaurant
Erik Lorden owner of Passports whose team name will be Canadian Bacon specifically called out team from Crossfit Cape Ann stating-
“They’re Going Down Like A Sweet Muffin!”
Eric Lorden from Passports told me they ordered bikini’s and speedos with maple leafs on the ass and are looking into getting white swim caps with the maple leaf as well.. .So we have The Farm Bar and Grille, Ryan and Wood Distillery, George’s Coffee Shop,Sugar Mag’s, Cross Fit Cape Ann, Beverly Athletic Club, Good Morning Gloucester, Jungle Screen Printing, Passports Restaurant,and Ed Collard’s House Doctors Squad’s so far.
Get a team together, have a ton of fun and do some good. Wins all the way around.
You don’t need to be sponsored by a business you can get a team together yourself. Funny team names are encouraged!
So get in on the fun, drum up some awareness for your organization and help with the fight against the suck that is cancer.
We are bringing it up a notch this year with a heated players VIP tent area!
Last Year’s Champs- “Five In The Pink”-
More from Last Year-
Team Balls Models
Our Hosts The Farm Bar and Grille check them out the Farm’s Facebook Page here
George’s Coffee Shop Squad- take a gander at some of the deliciousness that comes out of the kitchen at George’s here
Cross Fit Cape Ann should be the early favorites, we will see if their elite training will put them over the top. Check out their blog here
Beverly Athletic Club’s Team will look to contend with the cross fit athletes from Cross Fit Cape for the top seed.
I will be sponsoring a team from GMG featuring our boy Kurt Lubbers and a team of maniacal Coasties.