I really like Connect Four, says Ross Carpenter, founder and events coordinator of the Benevolent Citizens Project, a promotional enterprise that helps generate the interest of a younger demographic in non-profit ventures. I actually play it a lot, sometimes in bars for a $1 buy-in or something. So I got interested in doing this and did some research, and I found out the record for a game of Connect Four was 97 people. That seemed like something achievable to beat.
Still, as Carpenters title suggests, the reason behind the Worlds Largest Connect Four Tournament goes a little deeper: Proceeds from the $5 buy-in (which includes a free beer, door prizes and some huge sled-dog trophies for the winners) will go to benefit the Urban Music Experiment, a program being developed by Colorado Youth for a Change to get music classes to underprivileged kids whose schools are cutting them from their budgets.
The disks drop at 7 p.m. tonight at Stoneys Bar & Grill, 1111 Lincoln Street. Space is limited, so those interested should RSVP to the BCPs Facebook page, which you can access via www.benevolentcitizensproject.org.
Thu., Feb. 3, 7 p.m., 2011