We would like you and several of your friends throughout the community to take part in the THIRD ANNUAL "Skittles for Charity", an event that combines luck and skill, along with the charity of your choice. Last year, people such as yourself gathered together and raised more than $6,000 for two worthy non-profits, Community Living and the Julie Ann Robertson Cashour Memorial Fund.
Just as we did last year, there is a four-person limit to every participating charity. This allows us to include a greater number of non-profits, and helps to even out the chances between the worthy charities.
Your entry fee is only $50, which goes ENTIRELY to the winning charity. By pitting people (randomly) against each other, we will produce Frederick's next Skittles Champion, who will walk away with a pot of money THAT GOES ENTIRELY TO THE CHAMPION'S SELECTED CHARITY. As a bonus, the Champion himself/herself also takes home a Skittles game and stand, for his/her home or office.
How this Works as a Charitable Event
An entry fee of $50 will be collected from each individual that evening. The preferred form of payment is by check. We ask that you leave the "To" portion blank, until it is determined who the winning charity is (each player is asked to designate a winning charity, 501c3 rating). When the event is completed, we will complete the checks at the closing of the event, and then make sure the funds are handed over to the winning charity. As we're looking for you to designate charities that are 501c3, it also means that your $50 donation is tax-deductible. 100 percent of the proceeds collected goes to the winning charity.
How to Join This
- Email Dan Patrell,
Frederick Magazine, at email@example.com.
- If you received an
advance notice, respond to this and write, "YES, I want to be
Frederick's Reigning Skittles Champion."
- If you didn't receive
advanced notice, it wasn't that we meant to forget about you. Simply email
Dan Patrell and write, "YES, I want to be Frederick's Reigning Skittles
- In this email, we ask
that you also designate your preferred charity. Please make sure your
charity is 501(c)3 designated, to ensure the tax-deductibility of all
- Make sure to confirm
your intent with any follow-up emails that you may receive from Dan Patrell.
- On March 2, make sure
to arrive to The Barcelona Room by 6 p.m. Present your payment (again, we
prefer a check), relax, get a drink (cash bar), enjoy some of Isabella’s
finest appetizers, and wait for the event to begin. Last year was a blast
(ask anyone who attended), and this year will be an even bigger party—for
a great cause. If you’re lucky, it may be your cause!
Basic Rules and Concept for Skittles
Each turn consists of a single launch of the top onto the Skittles game table. A string is wound around the top and the top positioned in its starting position at one end of the game. Tom England, of Dancing Bear Toys, our designated referee, will help to wind the tops. The string is then quickly pulled away from the table at a slight downward angle, initiating the spin of the top. The turn finishes when the top comes to a halt. At that time the points for each of the pins toppled is calculated, which becomes the player's total score. Each player will get one spin per round (except in the case of a do-over; see Specific Rules of Play).
Specific Rules of
- The referee will wind
the top and place it in the starting position.
- The player will then
start the top spinning by pulling the string - don't be afraid, pull hard
- "Do-overs" a.
A do-over can occur only during the first round of play (limited to one
do-over per player). Cases where a do-over will apply include, but are not
limited to, the following (at the discretion of the referee):
- Top fails to spin.
- Top is pulled out
of the shoot and never makes it onto the playing board.
inadvertently knocks down pins by hitting the table.
- Any other situation
that the referee determines a do-over is warranted.
- Leaners count - in some
cases, the top will hit a pin that will lean against the wall of the game
table without falling down. In this case, the player will receive the full
point total of the pin.
- Triple Score Pin - Each
pin is positioned on the game table within a small circle (refer to
picture). If the top hits the pin and knocks it outside the circle without
knocking the pin down, the player will receive triple the point value for
- Pins are not counted
when they fall due to moving or knocking of the table or any other movement
that was not caused by the spinning top. The referee determines whether a
pin fell down by the top, or whether the pin was knocked down due to some
other outside influence.
- The decision of the
referee is final.
We encourage ALL
participants to practice by visiting Dancing Bear Toys http://www.dbeartoys.com,
12 N. Market (301-631-9300). It's a fun game. If you only practice a couple
spins, it could be that extra edge you need to be come Frederick’s NEXT
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