Come celebrate the end of summer with a geektastic BBQ. We are going to changes things up a little this time. Instead of everyone bringing food, we are all going to bring toys instead, which will be donated to a local children's hospital.
A core group of super volunteers are going to provide enough burgers, dogs, corn, baked beans and other goodies to feed the hungriest geek in the south bay.
We will be playing a variety of games in an attempt to relive our misspent youths. Games will include: freeze tag, water balloon relays, pin the tail on the donkey, trivia, and a crafts table. Plus Emma Prusch has a free animal farm open to curious explorers.
We are suggesting a minimum donation of $10 in toys. The children's hospital we are donating to has some old playstation 2s for the kids to use. Any playstation 2 game donated will meet the minimum donation. We would be more than happy to help you clean your closet of any dust-gathered playstation 2 games. Donating any PG-13 or less movies will also fulfill the minimum donation.
All other toys have to be new because of national hospital safety standards. A full list of needed donations can be found HERE. Some possible suggestions include: Lego sets, superhero action figures, itunes gift cards, puzzles, jewelry making kits, and playdoh sets.
We are going to have a lot of fun! And more importantly we are going to make life a little more fun for all the children that are stuck in the hospital for months on end.
We are asking that you finalize your RSVPs by 11pm on Friday the 6th. If you have to change your RSVP after this time (i.e. drop out) we would appreciate you still contributing a toy donation as we will have spent our own money buying you food. We are super busy planning activities and will post some of the games and contests for you soon. It's going to be so much fun!!!
For all of those last minute shoppers out there: For gift cards, Walgreens is located right by the park at 1760 Story Road, San Jose, CA 95122. It looks like the closest Toys R Us is 10 min away at 2179 Monterey Hwy, San Jose, CA 95125.
We have a final list of activities that we will be running and teaching during the BBQ.
Competitions include: Freeze Tag, Water Balloon relay, Pin the Nose on Elmo, Star Wars vs Star Trek madlib off, and Trivia.
Crafts include: friendship bracelets, origami, how to build your own tardis and dalek out of paper, super hero crayon coloring pages, and face painting.
We reserve the right to throw some more activities in that sound fun to us :)