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SPECTACLE AT SPINDRIFT! 2013 GMG/FARM BAR AND GRILLE BIKINI SPEEDO DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT ONE FOR THE AGES!

I’m still having trouble processing just what went down yesterday.

First off we cannot thank enough Rick Doucette and his staff The Cape Ann YMCA for hosting this year’s tournament.  For their help setting up and with the transportation back and forth to the Wingersheek parking lot.  Camp Spindrift if you haven’t been there since you were a kid is the absolute perfect spot for a corporate outing, wedding, pig roast (next year during the tourney) or any other time you are looking for intimate space for your event.  Contact Rick at The YMCA to book your event at Camp Spindrift.

Then you gotta talk about the team that put this thing together over the past three months.  Frankie Gwynne has worked relentlessly pouring over the minute details and making sure everything ran smoothly, designed the flyers and T Shirts just a tremendous amount of thanks to Frankie.  Ryan Cox (AKA Mr Bentley) the MAN who just says yes, Can we do it?  YES, every time, organizationally Ryan made so much happen.  Brad Atkinson and the Farm Staff who set up the fields.

Matty K, the worlds Greatest DJ.  Soup, the Bracketologist who made sure we had the right teams lined up to go.

My co-contributors from GMG including super patient Kim Smith who shot the Harlem Shake video.  Craig Kimberley who shot and will undoubtedly bring the most entertaining Dodgeball video and interviews that anyone could ever produce, David Cox Brian O’Connor and Donna Ardizzoni who must have shot a gazzilion photos which y’all will see soon. My boy the Rabbit who shot lots of photos as well.

Desi Smith from the Gloucester Daily Times who took time out of a packed weekend to come cover the Tournament, CBS Boston who has a gallery from the event.

Bill Kubichek who graced us with the Evil Knevil speedo get-up and rousing National anthem to kick things off and Aria McElhenny from Next Step.

Lauren Mears from Jungle Silkscreening who got our t shirts printed way below budget and included high quality dry-fit technical t’s for the event.

Jen Amero who helped spread the word as well.

Hope I didn’t forget anyone, I probably did, my head is still pretty foggy.

But the event doesn’t take place without the competitors who brave the cold and donate their money to the cause.  Our competitors that take the time to plan their team’s themes , pick out their entrance music and put together their costumes.  It was just a whoooole lot of fun.

The Farm guys including Ryan Cox, Brad Atkinson and Noah Goldstein have created an incredible family of regulars who make that place special.  You walk into the Farm and no matter who is behind the bar you feel welcome, and like you’re part of the Farm Family-

Farmers for life.

Frankie Gwynne- You Are The Man!

Congratulations to two time back to Back Champions- Blinded By the White- sponsored by Ed Collard’s Housedoctor’s Handyman Services.

Tons of pictures and videos to come-

We can start with some from Lowell Peabody-

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and a video before things got started from Kim Smith-

Brian O’Connor Photos-

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The Details(also available on The Event Facebook Page Here)

Don’t Be The Dope That Misses Saturday’s GMG/Farm Bar and Grille 3rd Annual Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament

I personally guarantee you will have the best time you’ll have all year.

IT IS A SPECTACLE TO BEHOLD. 

We will be filming another contestant and fan Harlem Shake Video, get there by 11:00AM to be in the Harlem Shake Taping.  If you have a funny helmet, mask or costume bring it because it will make the video that much more nuts.

The Details(also available on The Event Facebook Page Here)

Saturday, March 16, 2013 11:30am until 4:30pm in EDT

HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOO!

The Farm Bar & Grille and Good Morning Gloucester together with YMCA Camp Spindrift present the 3rd annual outdoor bikini/speedo dodgeball tournament to benefit Next Step, a charity that provides aid to children and young adults with life threatening illnesses (www.nextstepnet.org)

YMCA Camp Spindrift

57 Atlantic Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

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2012 Video from Craig Kimberley

This year we filled up the 20 team brackets in under 20 hours because anyone at all that went last year knew just how insanely fun it was.

Pics from 2012-

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Kim Smith’s 2012 Video-

GMG/Farm Bar and Grille Harlem Shake Video Featuring Bikini Speedo Dodgeballers Filmed Last Night!!

Filmed by Kim Smith During The GMG/Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Registration Party

Click here to follow along with the Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Facebook Page –

DODGEBALL IS THIS SATURDAY BE THERE AT CAMP SPINDRIFT!!!!!

HERE WE GO!

The Farm Bar & Grille and Good Morning Gloucester together with YMCA Camp Spindrift present the 3rd annual outdoor bikini/speedo dodgeball tournament to benefit Next Step, a charity that provides aid to children and young adults with life threatening illnesses www.nextstepnet.org

Shrinkage For A Cause! Thanks To Jungle Silkscreening For The Awesome Job On The 2013 GMG/Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball T Shirts

Dri-Fit Technical T-Shirts Made Possible By Jungle. for Our Dodgeball Competitors and Volunteers. They will be for sale on game day with all the money going to Next Step.

Check In On The Event Facebook Page For All The Details Here

T shirt design by Frankie Gwynn from the Farm and www.thirstygolf.com

T- Shirts Hot Off The Presses at Jungle Silkscreening

Front with the Logo

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Back- Shrinkage For A Cause

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Dodgeballers and Friends of Dodgeballers Don’t Forget to Come To The Farm Wednesday Night To Pick Up Your Dry- Fit Technical T-Shirts and Registrations Bring Your Uniforms for Approval and Get In The Harlem Shake Video we’ll be taping Wednesday night!

The event itself will be held at YMCA Camp Spindrift in West Gloucester. They have an ideal facility to accommodate this event as it grows. Parking will be at nearby Wingarsheek Beach and there will be a shuttle between the parking lot and Camp Spindrift.

On Wednesday, March 13th at 7pm there will be a COMPETITOR’S PRE-EVENT MEETING at the Farm Bar & Grille in Essex, MA (233 Western Ave). The purpose of this meeting will be to give the athletes their tshirts and wristbands, as well as go over the rules of play and verify athletes’ age and make sure swimwear is all legal. At least one person from each team should be present. The idea here is to make everything run smoothly on the day of the event.

The Farm Bar & Grille and Good Morning Gloucester together with YMCA Camp Spindrift present the 3rd annual outdoor bikini/speedo dodgeball tournament to benefit Next Step, a charity that provides aid to children and young adults with life threatening illnesses (www.nextstepnet.org)

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We’ve Got Balls. Dodgeballs That Is… Come To The Dodgeball Harlem Shake Taping/Registration Party At The Farm Wednesday Night!

The GMG/ Farm Bar and Grille 3rd Annual Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament.  This Year having outgrown the capacity of The Farm Bar and Grille and being Held At Camp Spindrift This Saturday at Camp Spindrift

All the info can be found at the event Facebook page (you don’t have to have Facebook to view it)-

Click here to follow along with the Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Facebook Page –

Dodgeballers and Friends of Dodgeballers Don’t Forget to Come To The Farm Wednesday Night To Pick Up Your Dry- Fit Technical T-Shirts and Registrations Bring Your Uniforms for Approval and Get In The Harlem Shake Video we’ll be taping Wednesday night!

The event itself will be held at YMCA Camp Spindrift in West Gloucester. They have an ideal facility to accommodate this event as it grows. Parking will be at nearby Wingarsheek Beach and there will be a shuttle between the parking lot and Camp Spindrift.

On Wednesday, March 13th at 7pm there will be a COMPETITOR’S PRE-EVENT MEETING at the Farm Bar & Grille in Essex, MA (233 Western Ave). The purpose of this meeting will be to give the athletes their tshirts and wristbands, as well as go over the rules of play and verify athletes’ age and make sure swimwear is all legal. At least one person from each team should be present. The idea here is to make everything run smoothly on the day of the event.

The Farm Bar & Grille and Good Morning Gloucester together with YMCA Camp Spindrift present the 3rd annual outdoor bikini/speedo dodgeball tournament to benefit Next Step, a charity that provides aid to children and young adults with life threatening illnesses (www.nextstepnet.org)

2013 GMG/Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament T Shirts

We’re not getting regular old cotton t shirts. Working with Jungle Silkscreening we’re taking it to the next level and getting dri fit technical t shirts!
There will also be t shirts for sale at the event. Just another way to reward our competitors!

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We are less than two weeks away from the most fun event you’ll have with your clothes off!

I hope to see you all there on March 16th to support your favorite Dodgeballers and or charity- Next Step.  An organization that makes life better for young adults afflicted with life threatening diseases.

Big time thanks to Rick Doucette and Camp Spindrift where the event will be held.  Camp Spindrift is available for rent for your corporate or family event!

Muffy White’s Muff Riders Captain Tad Is Gunning For The Competition In This Year’s GMG/ Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament At Spindrift

There’s not much more that repulses me more than double denim but if I had to say there was something, it would be a hairy dude wearing a double denim cutoff denim shirt/denim speedo combination.

Makes me want to throw up a little bit in my mouth.

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That being said if you don’t think Muffy’s Muff Riders are bringing the heat, you’ve got another thing coming.

I hope to see you all there on March 16th to support your favorite Dodgeballers and or charity- Next Step.  An organization that makes life better for young adults afflicted with life threatening diseases.

 

These Team Uniforms make Brokeback Mountain Look Like A Rambo Movie

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Remember Camp Spindrift is available for your functions year round.  The perfect spot for a wedding or corporate team building function.

Wanna Talk About Class? Ryan and Wood Distillery Has It In Spades

I knew the Dodgeball rosters would get filled quickly and we would round out the 20 team brackets in a day or so.

Even though Ryan and Wood didn’t get a team submitted this year Bobby Ryan emailed to tell me that he still wanted to help sponsor the 2013 GMG/Farm Bar and Grill Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament at Camp Spindrift.

That’s what you call being a community organization.  that’s what you call class.

Ryan and Wood Beauport Vodka, Knockabout Gin, Folly Cove Rum.  If you’re not drinking the highest quality spirits made locally or anywhere you’re doing a major disservice to your liver.

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Like them on Facebook

Follow Them on Twitter

Check Out Their Live Distillery Cam-

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Check out the 2013 GMG/Farm Bar and Grill Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament at Camp Spindrift Facebook Page Here

It’s On Baby!!! 2013 Third Annual GMG/ Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament At Camp Spindrift

We’ve outgrown The Greatest Hosts In the History Of Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Our Facility At The Farm and anyone that attended last year knows how many people want to participate in this year’s event so I’m sending this out to you all and want to  STRESS TO YOUimage

The First Teams THAT FILL OUT THEIR REGISTRATIONS AND SUBMIT THEIR DONATION FEES WILL BE THE TEAMS THAT GET TO PARTICIPATE.

EVEN THOUGH WE COULD PROBABLY FILL 40 ROSTERS WE WANT TO KEEP IT THE RIGHT AMOUNT AND INTIMATE SO WE’RE STAYING WITH 20

We are so excited to announce the new location for this year and our gratitude to Rick Doucette and Camp Spindrift for hosting this year’s Tourney which will be held on March 16th.

People generally think of Camp Spindrift as just a summer camp but it’s a perfect place for corporate events, weddings and so much more.

I attached a registration form.  Fill it out and get either me the form and money or drop it off at the Farm.
Also The Fabulous Frankie Gwynne set up a Facebook event page where you can get your smack talk on-
https://www.facebook.com/events/132939246871131/
We will also be putting up a poll on Good Morning Gloucester For The Back of The T Shirt Catch Phrase
So far we have
Shrinkage For A Cause
This Game Takes Balls
Cold Weather, Hot Competition
If you have a better slogan submit it today and I’ll add it to the poll.

Winning slogan will go on the t shirts which are generously donated by Jungle Screen Printing

Once again the beneficiary of our event will be Next Step.  Next Step helps kids with cancer, HIV, and other serious illnesses. http://www.nextstepnet.org/

Last year we raise over $4000 for Next Step and they were very appreciative.
attached is the registration form.

Thanks To Noah, Ryan and Bradley from The Farm, My boy Frankie Gwynn, Rick Doucette and Jen Amero From Camp Spindrift and The Cape Ann YMCA and  DJ Matty K.
Don’t forget your team’s theme, and theme song.
Here’s Craig Kimberley’s video from last year in case you want to share it with friends-

Bikini Dodge Ball 2012 – THE MOVIE From Craig Kimberley

http://vimeo.com/42795977
So to recap-
First To Register and Pay Is In- No Exceptions
Registration Form is attached
Facebook page link- https://www.facebook.com/events/132939246871131/ share it get your smack talk on
Submit your 2013 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Theme and Entrance Music Song
We will be enforcing a strict speedo for men rule this year, if you show up wearing cut off jean shorts or shorts as opposed to a speedo, we will replace your team.
Frankie, did I miss anything?
SUBMIT YOUR ROSTERS ASAP SO YOU DON’T GET LEFT OUT

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The Kids That The GMG Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament Helped

Aria McElhenny writes-

Hi Joey, Frankie and Ryan,

As the weather starts to get chilly, here at Next Step we all start thinking about one thing: bikini & speedo dodgeball.

Thought you guys and the 2012 tournament participants might like a reminder of how their hard work raising funds at the tourney had an amazing impact on teens with cancer. The video below is from our summer youth conference for teen cancer survivors. These youth spent four days together learning how to manage their disease, laughing, riding a zip line and sharing their stories. The music in the video is an original song written by the youth and recorded at the conference.

Way to go dodge-ballers, you changed a lot of lives this year.

Thanks again from all of us at Next Step,

Aria McElhenny
Development Director

Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/NextStepFund

The Next Step Fund
For Young People With Cancer and Blood Disease
www.nextstepnet.org

For those new to GMG here is a recap of the Tourney from Craig Kimberley-

It’s On Baby!!!! The Farm Bar and Grille Good Morning Gloucester Hot Wing Challenge Part Deux

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The intros from the 2009 Challenge-

A little preview smack talk from round 1 with Jalepeno Timmy back November 11th 2009-

Round Six From the 2009 Farm Bar and Grille Good Morning Gloucester Hot Wing Challenge-

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John McElhenny Gets Us The Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Coverage Videos From FOX and CBS

Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Coverage on Boston TV stations

Joey,

I thought people might be interested in the clips of the Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament that ran on Boston television stations.

Here is the segment that ran on WBZ Channel 4.

Here is the segment that ran on FOX 25 TV=

The FOX clip has a nice interview with Noah from The Farm Bar & Grille. But the best part is the impromptu dance party in the same clip by my friends Heather Fraelick and Gina Briguglio. Somebody call Dancing with the Stars!

CBS Boston Covers TheGMG/Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament And Huge Props Go Out!

Huge huge props to the players, the sponsors, the SPECTATORS, the Farm staff, to www.NextStepnet.org , to our photographers the Rabbit, Kim Smith, Donna Ardizzoni, Craig Kimberley and David Cox, to media coverage from Fox News, CBS and Desi Smith from The Gloucester Daily Times, to my boy Frankie Gwynne, fantastic organizer Rebecca Linquata, Ryan Cox, Noah Goldstein, THE MAN Matty K on the music and someone that worked somewhat silently throughout the whole day and deserves a lot of recognition as well, Brad Atkinson who made sure everything was handled professionally operations wise.

Honestly everyone worked in concert and without one single element of that whole equation the event wouldn’t have been half of what it was. The whole thing just spiraled toward the sky with positive energy throughout the day with the fans feeding off of the music feeding off of the players feeding off the smoothness of the awesome Farm Staff feeding off the backing by the sponsors feeding off Bill from Next Step who as the head of that organization steps up to the mike and proceeds to tear away his sweats to belt out the National Anthem wearing nothing but his speedo and tie.

Good on all of you who came out and supported it- each and every one of you played a major role in its success!

(anyone know if that cameraman from Fox got laid?)

I CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE THE VIDEOS!!!!!

click on the pic to check out the CBS Boston website-

 

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These are the organizations who sponsored teams- Mamies Kitchen Muffin Tops, Passports Canadian Bacon, Good Morning Gloucester Rubber Rippers, Sugar Magnolias Team Shameless, The Farm Bar and Grill Ass with Class, Saving Private Ryan and Wood, North Shore Cross Fit Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle, , Ed Collard’s House Doctor’s Blinded By the White, Jungle Silkscreening Jungle Fever, Beverly Athletic Club Kiss Our BACsides, another Farm Team Swiss Farmy Knives, Maestranzi Brothers Red, White and Blue Balls, Muffy White Organizing and Manchester Athletic Club Hot Mess, Christina Sanchez’ Dirty Dodgers, Cape Ann brewing Nacho Libre, Cross Fit Cape Ann With Two Teams- Buns and Guns and Power Snatch, Dog Bar’ American Bacon and  Beach Gourmet’s Not In The Face

Game Day! Bikini Speedo Dodgeball At The Farm Bar and Grille Noon Start Come Cheer On Your Favorite Team

Muffy’ White Organizing and Styling’s Hot Mess Team Mascot Wants You There-

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First Round Opponent Mamie’s Kitchen Muffintops Are Looking To Mop Up Muffy’s Hot Mess-

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A Holy War For The Ages As the Battle Lines Have Been Drawn!

Hope To See Our FOB’s there to cheer on Our Good Morning Gloucester Rubber Rippers!

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Event Details Including Directions To The farm Bar and Grille Here

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