PIE JOUST: Throw a Pie in the Face of Some B-Town Celebs to Help Raise $$!
“I’ll do it for the sake of the needy in our community…”
“I’ll do it for the kids!”
“I’ll do it because the Blog will be recording it in slow-motion and it will then be posted all over the interwebs!
A handful of B-Town celebs have agreed to sacrifice themselves (or at least their faces) to help raise money this Saturday, Aug. 18 at the 2nd annual Pie Joust at Burien Town Square Park.
That’s right – for just $5 per pie, YOU will get the chance to toss a cream-filled pie tin smack dab into the face of one of the following local celebs, with all proceeds going directly to local Pie Joust charities (WABI, Cove to Clover, and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance):
- BTB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer
- Burien Planning Commission member Joey Martinez
- Discover Burien Executive Director Gina Bourdage
- Bicycles West Owner Kurt Fykerud
- Cove to Clover “Snake” mascot DB Watkins
- Perhaps other special guests TBA? (If YOU are a local celeb and you’re willing to get a pie (or pies) in the face to help raise money, please email Organizer DB Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP!).
NOTE: This part of the Pie Joust is different from the actual jousting competition – in this case, celebs will stick their faces through a wooden structure, making for easy targets! And it will all be photographed as well as recorded at 60fps on a GoPro for great slow-motion video!
Here’s more info:
Single Elimination Bicycle Pie Jousting – guaranteed one round.
It’s basically a splatter fest setup as a single elimination bracket tournament.
Face off against another pie wielding competitor on a bike. When the judge says “JOUST” ride past each other and try to throw your pie at the other competitor. There are only two rules; 1) No Contact (the pie must leave your hand before making impact) 2) No ducking or dodging ( you have to maintain a straight spine & not lean away from an impending pie).
The event provides competition certified, single speed, beach cruiser bikes outfitted with flags. The flag poles help the line judges decide if contestants are disqualified for ducking. Judges decisions are final. If you want to compete on your own bike, bring it. Their will be a BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) tournament following the World Championship. Hint: the face scores big with judges. Judges will often involve the crowd in the decision making process.
Alaskan Brewing company is this years charity beer garden sponsor. They will be serving their summer & pale ales from noon until 6pm. Vino Bello is sponsoring the event with a red & white wine offering.
Proceeds to benefit
All proceeds benefit local charities including: WABI, C2C, and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.
- Ages 5-10 (Noon – 1pm) max 50 Pre Event Registrants
- Ages 11-15 (1 – 2pm) max 50 Pre Event Registrants
- Ages 16-88 (2-6ishpm) max 120 Pre Event Registrants
REGISTER: To register to compete in the Pie Joust (save money by registering online), click here.
VIDEOS: To get you in the mood for throwing pies in faces, here are some really cool videos, some with amazing slow-motion:
Learn more about the 2012 Pie Joust here.
Be sure to “Like” the official Pie Joust Association on Facebook here.