Hoop & Stick Con 2019 is Finally Here!

It is finally here! We are just a few days away from the start of Hoop & Stick Con 2019, and are excited to hit our fundraising goal again this year! We have been able to raise over $50,000 for Extra Life and Children’s Miracle Network over the last seven years, and we hope to beat last year’s amount of $11,587. We are already extremely close to our $10,000 goal, with $9,605 in donations at publication time of this blog!

Our team works really hard to put on a fun, weekend-long gaming event for our guests, but we couldn’t do this all without the help of our generous sponsors and donors. We are excited to welcome back some past donors and to introduce a few new ones this year!

We are very fortunate to have North Star Games, Tea Dude, Lake Hope Lodge, and Jackie O’s back with us in 2019, and we are thrilled to add Kayla D Art, Head Trip, and Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. to the mix of caring companies we work with for this great cause. These companies have donated funds directly through sponsorships, and items for our silent auction at the event.

Even if you won’t be at Hoop & Stick Con in person, you can help with the fundraising efforts by making a direct donation through our fundraising portal to Extra Life benefiting Akron Children’s Hospital.

Are you located in Northeast Ohio near Hudson? You can get in on the fun by stopping by The Malted Meeple (our sister business and partner in fun) this week to experience their NEW Escape Room Adventures. They will be donating $5 from every ticket purchased this week to Extra Life!

While you’re there be sure to enjoy a #ForTheKidsShake milkshake as well, with 50% of the proceeds going to our fundraising efforts. You can also pick up a game or two from their charity game sale of retired library and demo games.

Together we can raise funds for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals and help a lot of sick kids feel better!


Jim Reed

Jim Reed

Jim Reed is a lifelong gamer who started with the original red box Dungeons & Dragons. After spending 20 years in the corporate world, he decided it was high time that work be fun and struck out on his own. Jim now owns and operates Ravenwood Castle and The Malted Meeple, and spends his days ensuring his guests have as much fun as he does.