So, if I understand this correctly, you Twitter as part of the Twestival as you bowl? Here’s the 411 on an event that may not make sense to everyone, but is certainly for a very good cause.
NEW YORK CITY TWESTIVAL
VIA STAR-STUDDED BOWLING EVENT
Celebrity Bowling tournament to be held in association with Brooklyn Bowl and FlavorPill
On Saturday, September 12, 2009, the Big Apple will get a little bit better. The date will see the coming of NYC Twestival, an event famous for harnessing the power of social media to bring people together for great causes. The star studded fundraiser will be held in association with Flavorpill and benefit CampInteractive. CampInteractive is a local non-profit organization that empowers at-risk, inner-city youth through the inspiration of the outdoors and the creative power of technology. And while NYC supports these guys, cities across the globe will be hosting their own Twestivals to raise money for their local groups too.
With stars in abundance, NYC’s ‘Celebrity Bowling’ tournament represents a unique opportunity for Twestival goers to bowl with entertainment’s elite. Participants will be invited to purchase a special group package that will score them a lane to bowl with a celebrity.The night will be packed with live performances, featuring some of New York’s most exciting emerging artists, including Twestival favorite, Eclectic Method.
NYC Twestival:Local will be held at the newly opened Brooklyn Bowl entertainment complex in Williamsburg. It offers 16 bowling lanes, a 600-capacity performance venue, and an in house branch of the acclaimed Blue Ribbon restaurant. We are also proud to share that the Brooklyn Bowl is an eco-friendly space: it is L.E.E.D Certified for sustainable green building and development practices; powered by 100% wind electricity; no bottles are no cans are offered in the space; the stage floor is made of 100% recycled truck tires; and so much more.
The inaugural NYC Twestival raised over $25k and had more than 900 attendees. This time around, the group is determined to go above and beyond their previous efforts with a goal of $50k. Craig Meisner, Executive Director of the organization says, “We’re absolutely thrilled that Twestival NYC has chosen to support CampInteractive on September 12th. The money raised will go directly towards helping underprivileged teenagers realize more of life’s possibilities through the technology and outdoor programs we provide.”
Early Bird Tickets will be on sale from Thursday August 20th and Celebrity Bowling Packages will be on sale from Monday August 24th. Brooklyn Bowl is located at 61 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.
Stay informed on everything NYC Twestival by following us on Twitter @NYCTwestival.
Twestival, short for “Twitter Festival”, is a global series of events held within a three day period across the globe. Twestival is also organized and run by volunteers in each respective city to help raise funds for a non-profit organization(s) of their choice.
Flavorpill is an online network of culturally connected people that are interested in what’s happening around in the world in different venues, culture and society. Covering many of the major cities around the world such as New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and London – Flavorpill helps foster and promote the arts, entertainment, embraces the underground, mainstream, and everything in between.
CampInteractive (CI) is a not-for-profit organization that empowers at-risk, inner-city youth through the inspiration of the outdoors, and the creative power of technology.
They believe that when urban teenagers step back into nature and forward into technology they gain invaluable skills, heighten their academic standing, and begin to realize more of life’s possibilities.
CampInteractive was formed in February of 2001 through the partnership of Jake Blair and Arthur J. Halleran, Jr. The first summer program started in July of 2001. Mr. Halleran and Mr. Blair founded CampInteractive to address two major issues that plague inner city communities: the digital divide, and the lack of positive role models for youth.
In September of 2006, CI expanded from a summer camp to a year-round program with the opening of the Tech & Trek Center in the Bronx. Using the Center as a base, CI actively engages youth throughout the year through academic tutoring, monthly outdoor trips, and technology workshops.