The Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Clubs Creative 'Color Wars' Fundraiser Raises 8K

(June 2012) – Revere Smelting and Refinery took home First Place honors at the First Annual Corporate Color Wars to benefit the Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc. on Saturday June 2, 2012. 

The Big Blue Wrecking Crew from Revere Smelting & Refinery (1st Place)

The event, which was chaired by the enthusiastic Patrick English of Dana Distributors, pitted eight local companies against one another in a series of five events, reminiscent of the final days of Summer Camp. English said, “This was a fun day, everyone had a great time and at the end of the day, the children of the Boys & Girls Clubs really benefited from the funds we raised.” Each business sponsored a team of ten players who kicked off the day by strategizing their way through the Brain Buster Competition. Teams were faced with the task of creating a human bridge across a span of grass. Team Schiff won this event. Teams next competed in an Inflatable Gladiator Joust, which exemplified the extremely competitive nature of the teams as they fought to stay on their pedestal. By a very narrow margin, Team Kohl’s prevailed at this challenge, after facing stiff competition from Team Irwin Siegel Agency.

Chrissy Schiff of Team Schiff goes down!

No Summer Camp Color Wars is ever complete without a Pie Eating Contest. Team New Hope Community decimated the competition, though the team from Judelson, Giordano & Siegel put up a valiant effort. At the Karaoke Roulette, teams spun a wheel to determine which song they would have to perform. Teams were judged by three celebrity judges: Tony-nominated actor and choreographer Samuel Wright, Derrik Wynkoop, President of Walden Savings Bank and the always acerbic Greg Goldstein from The Misner Agency, who emulated American Idol’s Simon Cowell with his harsh yet hilarious commentary. Team Revere Smelting narrowly edged out Team Boys & Girls Clubs, who were sponsored by Commercial Project Management of Middletown. The final event was a grueling ten-person Apache Relay Race, which led players across the fields and around the lake at Circleville Park shooting hoops, paddle boating, kicking soccer goals and so much more. Team Lanc & Tully completed the course more than two minutes ahead of all the competition.

The Big Blue Wrecking Crew battles it out withTeam Kohl’s for the win!

In the end, Revere Smelting & Refinery’s “Big Blue Wrecking Crew” captured the day, with Lanc & Tully’s Team Golden coming in second and Kohl’s Distribution Center taking third place. Competitors became friends over the Networking Biergarten, sponsored by Dana Distributors. “This was a great first outing, bringing together companies and teams from across Sullivan and Orange County to channel their inner child for a day, and raise more than $8,000 for our local Clubs at the same time!” said BGC Executive Director Alexis Eggleton.   ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF TOWN OF WALLKILL Boys & Girls Clubs of Town of Wallkill serves the communities of Fallsburg, Liberty, Mamakating, Monticello, Pine Bush and the Town of Wallkill. The organization helps enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible adults. More details. Edited by : Lolita Sage