No, we don’t mean beat them like that. We mean beat them at, like, building stuff. Or something. I don’t know… this is the e-mail I received:
On Thursday, April 21, 2011 volunteers from Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Nuestros Niños Child Development School, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the South Williamsburg community will join forces to build a new playground at Nuestros Niños School. The new playground’s design is based on drawings created by children who participated in a Design Day event in February. We’d like to invite you to organize a small team of Sheepshead Bay neighbors to come help us build – and battle some other neighborhood bloggers to see which ‘hood reigns supreme! Challenges will incorporate tasks to get the playground built as well as some “Battle of the Network Stars” type games. The winning team will receive $3,000 from Dr Pepper Snapple Group to put towards a block party or community project.
If you’re interested in joining us, our friendly competition will take place on from 10am – 12:00pm on April, 21st
. You’re welcome to stay the whole day to help us take the playground from start to finish, but this is not necessary. We’re asking each blog to round up a team of 3-5 people which may include readers or other neighborhood bloggers. We encourage you to have fun with it – name your team, and start trash-talking!
Chances are, all the other people involved in this will be hipsters, gushing “Like, y’ah” all over the place and reveling in their Dr. Pepper Snapple Group-sponsored creativity. And once the playground is complete, I’m sure they’ll stuff some flea-infested ass-hat from Wisconsin in there for a couple grand a month.
Personally, I’d love to see some Sheepshead Bay guys go up there and crush them. Competitively, of course. Unfortunately, I’m not expecting much, since the trust-fund kids scheduled it for 10 a.m. on a weekday. You know, when real people work.
Anyway, if there are three to five of you interested in doing this, we’ll send you out there with some t-shirts (if we have your size available) and root for you. Maybe we’ll even come and lord over you. Shoot me an e-mail at nberke [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.