It's ColaTwestival Day!
Thanks so much for stopping by and learning more about our event. Here's the skinny:
Want an iPad for only $10 dollars?
On Thursday, March 24, an ancient game gets a modern twist when South Carolina’s capital hosts what organizers believe to be Columbia’s first city-wide “Rock, Scissors, Paper” tournament.
The twist? This will be a “Rock, Scissors, iPad” tournament, with—you guessed it—the winner walking away with an Apple iPad.
Tickets for the tournament are only $10 ($15 at the door) and are on sale now at http://columbiasc.twestival.com. This event, being organized by ColaTwestival, will be held at the Columbia Music Festival Association (CMFA), located at 914 Pulaski Street in the Vista.
What’s more, 100 percent of each ticket sold goes directly to benefit Carolina Children’s Home, an accredited treatment facility that, for over a century, has provided a safe haven for children in South Carolina who may have been neglected, abused or abandoned.
During the tournament, each participant will square off in a best-of-three competition to decide who advances to the next round. Despite the name change, all three hand gestures associated with the traditional game will still be in effect.
ColaTwestival is the local chapter of an international non-profit organization called Twestival, short for “Twitter Festival.” Twestival uses social media for social good by connecting communities offline on a single day to highlight a great cause and have a fun event. Twestival is the largest global grassroots social media fundraising initiative to date. Since 2009, volunteers have raised close to $1.2 million for 137 nonprofits. All local events are organized 100 percent by volunteers and 100 percent of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects. This will be the first year that Columbia has had its own Twestival.
ColaTwestival would like to thank our sponsors: Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics for generously donating the iPad for this event; the new Best Buy opening in Northeast Columbia on March 26 (10136 Two Notch) for donating gift cards, Sun Printing for providing our printing and signage needs; and CMFA for allowing us to use their space. The ColaTwestival logo was designed by Marius Valdes and the poster design by Michelle Kerscher. And the Artisan BBQ Truck for making food available to all who will be hungry after working up a sweat in the tournament!