The Punk Rope Games took place Sunday, October 27 at Coney Island Brewery on the heels of Wednesday’s final class at the Greenpoint YMCA. Given the horrendous weather forecast I was a little apprehensive, since originally the Games and the scavenger hunt were slated to take place outdoors. But with monsoon-like conditions there was no way that could happen. Fortunately the Coney Island Brewery came through in a big way and allowed us to use a huge chunk of their brand, spanking new indoor space. It was absolutely perfect!
In the end, because of illness, flat tires, and unforeseen obstacles we ended up with 6 teams and 22 competitors including 9 first timers! The Lucky Cats—Seitu, Shana, and Maggie—captured the team championship. Individual champs included: Seitu and Heather (swing swing jump), Shana (double unders), and Joe Katz (crosses). More importantly we donated $1400 to DOVE in honor of Mary Paliouras. We also drank a lot of beer and had a lot of fun. The plan is to do the scavenger hunt in the spring. Stay tuned for details.