Fifth Annual Pub Games Raises $110K For SED Center
Young commercial real estate professionals came out to Penn Social in full force Wednesday evening for the fifth annual pub games, raising $110K for the Spanish Education Development Center.
Defending best costume champions DFS Construction earned a well-deserved back-to back title (and a golden ticket) with their Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory costume. The group had been planning the costumes, which they had custom-made, for months but kept it a secret from the rest of their company until Wednesday afternoon. Last year the group rocked Elvis costumes.
Boston Properties executive vice president Ray Ritchey organized the event. The proceeds went to the SED Center, a nonprofit based in DC's Petworth neighborhood that provides no-cost pre-school and child care services to disadvantaged Hispanic children and young adults.
The patriotic team at Clark Construction took home the award for best team spirit. The more than 350 attendees at the event competed in pub games such as corn hole, shuffleboard, Pop-a-shot and Skeeball.
Pub Games featured a mechanical bull as the centerpiece of the downstairs bar area. The sponsor of that portion of the event, Wingate Hughes, came dressed ready to run from the bulls.
The event had no shortage of food, with pizza, chicken bites, chips and guac and other appetizers served all night. Dessert was served upstairs with Scoops2U dishing out ice cream cones.
The upstairs section of the bar featured Jenga and trivia, many of the questions centered around real estate and business.
We were able to find Waldo (three of them actually) amidst the crowd of creative costumes.
Attendees were treated to a selection of wine, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy and Samuel Adams Boston Lager as the big screens showed the Boston Celtics dropping the first Eastern Conference finals game to LeBron James and the Cavaliers.
And last but not least, it would not be Pub Games without an oompa loompa riding a mechanical bull.