Four Pawsome Moments From Interstate Batteries Battery Bowl
Brilliant Flashes of Hashtaggery
When hundreds of Interstate team members break out their sporty shoes for a wild day of hijinks, the photo opps are endless. And thanks to social media, so is the sharing!
Team members using the hashtag #batterybowl filled a Tagboard with their favorite moments on the field of battle. Check it out at tagboard.com/batterybowl. (Be sure to click “load more” at the bottom to get the full dose of awesomeness.)
See below for a gallery of your social media posts.
Loving the pictures? Click here to check out our Flickr gallery for the rest.
Getting a Chicken in a Bucket
The Battery Bowl challenges can reveal a new side of team members you’ve worked with for years – especially their victory dances.
Step up to the line at Foghorn Leghorn, which is basically a standoff between an industrial-grade plunger, an 18-inch rubber chicken, and a five-gallon bucket. Putting a chicken in the bucket is tough enough with my butterfingered ham fists. Instead, I had a three-foot-long plunger, which surprisingly isn’t all that grippy for a suction cup. Two chickens meant two chances to turn this around to feed starving children or sheltering families. No pressure.
So I dug for all my chicken-tossing-via-plunger-related experiences. I calculated the poultry traveling arc and bounce-out probabilities. I whispered a prayer and sent the chicken on its unnatural flight.
The following rubbery thunk is almost drowned out as my team squeals and I turn into a screaming Portuguese soccer player high-stepping to the Hallelujah chorus from Handel’s Messiah.
(Full Disclosure: I’ve never gotten the chicken in the bucket, but a man can dream.)
Sunny Day for a Picnic
Rather than oven temperatures or a frigid reprisal of winter, the weather blessed our Battery Bowl outing with a beautiful average of 70 degrees with mild wind.
It was excellent weather for picnicking with Dickey’s sandwiches and keeping your cool with customizable snow cones. As the games drew near the end at 1:30 p.m., temperatures had reached just 75 degrees, giving all of us a memory we can relish later when summer unleashes its triple-digit breath.
Rocket Race to the Finish
The Rocket-faced Wagon Race pitted the two undefeated teams in a high-speed relay-and-reel race.
High-powered pushers from the brown and purple teams gave their horsepower to the wagons while wagon-pilots Heather Newton and Fiona Haworth steered/held on for dear life.
After the wagons finished a series of rounds, fleet-footed runners ran line to hitch the carts to massive pulleys where their team members dragged Heather and Fiona across the last leg of the race.
Congratulations to Team 37, captained by Greg Stahler, who won the right to deliver their $5,000 check to the North Texas Food Bank in person.
- Todd Brown
- Scott Dillashaw
- Renee Gillaspie
- Barbara Jones
- Heather Newton
- Chris Patton
- Debbie Perez
- David Tabet
Thanks for competing and making last Friday a great Battery Bowl!