Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hide and seek for charity this Saturday

So this is a pretty funny event - a group called FART (which stands for Faux Athletic Recreation Tournament) is staging a hide and seek game to benefit Street Sense this Saturday, and rumor has it they might come through Columbia Heights. Registration is $15 per person and takes place at Port City Java in Eastern Market between 11 am and 1 pm. Then teams get clues and try to find as many hiders as possible. The teams come back to Hawk n Dove, and the winners get prizes.

It sounds pretty fun. There's more info here.

Here's some info about FART from an email they sent to me:

Faux Athletic Recreational Tournaments (FART) was formed circa 2008 in order to foster a local sense of community by sponsoring interactive pseudo-sports tournaments and community outreach activities.

The founders of this organization wanted to take a stance against the growing isolation amongst Americans documented in books such as Bowling Alone. By providing fully inclusive local activities it is the aim of FART to foster a sense of community.

The focus of Faux Athletics is not simply because these are funnier to watch and participate in than “real” sports. Faux Athletics allow those of all abilities to be involved which is key to our mission.

FART is an incorporated non-profit with the District of Columbia and in the process of applying for federal 501(c)(3) tax status.
The group also hosted the four-square competition at the last Columbia Heights Day.

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