Philly gays (and allies) will channel their inner frat boy for the Gay Bowl Committee and National Multiple Sclerosis Society‘s first annual Flip Cup Tournament. The event — a fundraiser for both organizations — calls on different teams to play everyone’s favorite college drinking game in the attempt to be crowned Philly’s Flip Cup
“The MS Society has long traditions of doing innovative and out-of-the-box fundraisers, and the gang at Gay Bowl wanted something unique that seemed kinda sporty,” says Chatterblast founder Matthew Ray, explaining the thinking behind the tournament. He, along with Field House and Gay Bowl rep Tim Adams, helped organize the event. “We gays haven’t always embraced our ‘frat-tastic’ side,'” he says, “but over the last few years I have participated in more and more drinking games at homo parties. So it seemed like something cuckoo that might be fun.”
Ray says they've already registered 22 teams, but they're looking to recruit more. Those interested in signing up should gather a team of at least five and email Tim Adams by Friday, April 5th. And for goodness sake, come up with a great name. So far some of the teams to enter are called "The Guzzlers," "The Ladies in Red Cups," Flippin' Good," and Ray's own team, "The Show Ponies." "I'm already working on my team of stallions," he says. "We will be kicking your butt with sass and style."
Fighting words if I ever heard them!
The Flip Cup Tournament takes place Friday, April 11th, at Field House. Tickets — $30 in advance and $35 at the door — get you free game play, beer from Origlio, and snacks from Philly Pretzel Company. For more information, and to register teams email Tim Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Facebook event page here. Need a Flip Cup refresher course? I've attached a handy "how to" video below.