Hoop & Stick Convention!
What is Hoop & Stick Con? We’re glad you asked! Hoop & Stick is a weekend of board games, role playing games and general gaming goodness!! In a castle!!!
The sixth annual Hoop & Stick Con was held February 22nd through 25th, 2018. The event featured:
- Game demonstrations by Colby Dauch of Plaid Hat Games, creators of Summoner Wars, Mice & Mystics, Dead of Winter, Ashes and more!
- Multiple role playing sessions, featuring Pathfinder, Dungeons and Dragons and Star Wars!
- Board games galore!
Tickets for Hoop & Stick Con 2018 were $75, and included:
- Saturday Night’s Dinner!
- Access to all gaming sessions!
- A commemorative Ravenwood Castle 6 sided die!
- A $50 donation to Extra Life and the Children’s Miracle Network!
This Is All For Children’s Hospitals?!
That’s right! This amazing event isn’t just about gaming. Well ok, it IS about gaming… but gaming for a cause!
At the core of Hoop & Stick Con is a fundraising event dedicated to raising money for children’s hospitals. For the first few years, our primary charity was Child’s Play, which raises money to provide toys and games to children in hospitals around the world. In 2016 we were excited to begin supporting Extra Life, a Children’s Miracle Network fundraising program.
In addition to the $50 donation included in the price of each ticket, Ravenwood Castle will also be donating 50% of all room rentals for the weekend. Of course 100% of the proceeds from the silent auction also go to Children’s Miracle Network.
We set ourselves an aggressive fund raising goal each year. As you can see from the series of giant checks below, we’re currently four for four. With your help, we plan to continue raising money for children’s hospitals well into the future!
A Series of Successful Events!
While we didn’t know how we would top our fifth anniversary convention, Hoop & Stick 2018 continued our upward trend and was far and away our biggest and best event yet! With the assistance of Plaid Hat Games, the Ohio Pathfinder Society, the Malted Meeple, a great line up of sponsors such as Jackie O’s, Greater Than Games, The Rogue Crusade and Medieval Interactions Gaming, an amazing group of silent auction donors and of course our guests, we obliterated our previous records and our aggressive fundraising goal and brought in $11,587 for Extra Life and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals!
Our fifth anniversary Hoop & Stick Con was our biggest and best event yet! With the continued assistance of Plaid Hat Games, the Ohio Pathfinder Society, the Malted Meeple, an ever bigger lineup of sponsors and of course our great guests, we blew past our fundraising goal and brought in $9,557 for Extra Life and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals!
Our fourth annual Hoop & Stick Con was a rousing success! With the assistance of Plaid Hat Games, Ohio Pathfinder Society, The Malted Meeple, a ton of amazing sponsors and donors, and of course our great guests, we once again exceeded both our goal and our previous year’s results, and raised $8,230 for Extra Life and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals!
In our third year, Hoop & Stick Con 2015 was again a successful event. We managed to exceed our aggressive fundraising goal of $7,500! With the assistance of Plaid Hat Games, Ohio Pathfinder Society, The Malted Meeple, and you our great guests, we raised $7,715.50 for Child’s Play! That’s a lot of toys and games for children’s hospitals around the country!
The second year of this event was Hoop & Stick 2014, and we were thrilled that nearly 75% of our guests were repeat guests from the original RavenCon. Between them, our new guests, and all of our great supporters, we managed to raise even more money for Child’s Play this year! Over $5,800 for children’s hospitals around the country, now that’s a successful weekend!
2018 Online Donation Drive!
If you would like to help raise money for sick children in hospitals, simply click on the Make a Donation button below and your tax deductible contribution will go straight to Extra Life and the Children's Miracle Network!
Our 2018 Sponsors!
Guest of Honor!
Our 2018 Auction Donors!