Bull City Blowout
Nine Durham creative agencies went head-to-head April 19 in a series of fun games to raise money for the local nonprofit, a free afterschool program that fosters design-focused art and entrepreneurship skills for teens.
Through event sponsorships, individual and corporate donations, the Bull City Blowout collected a total of $3,751 for SeeSaw Studio.
Agency competitors were represented by DesignHammer, Duke Creative Services, Flywheel Design, Largemouth Communications, McKinney, Ogilvy & Mather, Rella:Cowan, The Republik and Viget Labs. The agencies battled it out in a variety of activities to raise funds for SeeSaw Studio. Events included a tricycle relay race, balloon toss, musical chairs, hula hoop contest and air guitar competition. McKinney was the winner of the competition, with Viget Labs earning second place and Duke Creative Services coming in third.
“The SeeSaw Studio students who attended the Bull City Blowout were amazed that grown adults were willing to revert to their childhood games for a good cause,” said Michelle Gonzales, executive director of SeeSaw Studio. “Proceeds from this donation will fund a trip to Washington D.C. where our students will receive a guided site tour from the architect of the future National Museum of African American History and Culture. Part of the proceeds will also fund a free summer camp here in Durham.”