TPSF 8 Recap
The eighth annual Three Piece Suit Football game took place on Saturday February 6th, 2016 at the Fourth Ward Skatepark, athletic field (on the BeltLine). At this year’s event, we raised $7,020 to support the Georgia Chapter of Pets For Vets, which is the largest amount TPSF has ever raised at a single event!
The game itself was a back and forth battle with the Red team coming out victorious over the Blue team, 36-28. Bretton Mcllrath, QB for the Red team, was named MVP of the game. Jarred Scott Hunter, QB for the Blue team, and runner up for the Most Charitable award, was awarded the game ball for his gutsy performance. Other awards included, Josh Busby taking home the Best Dressed award (for his colorful Peter Pan-esqe jacket) and also winning the “Got Lit Up” trophy for a hit delivered on him by Dre West during a kickoff return.
In addition to the game, there was lots of great entertainment for the fans and spectators. For the third year in a row, the Greater Atlanta Dog and Disc Club provided halftime entertainment with their high flying acrobatic disc dogs! Wasted Potential Brass Band provided live music and entertainment, marching the players out on to the field. Additionally, Atlanta music legend, Mico Bowles performed a moving rendition of National Anthem on the trumpet. Faces by Cathy also provided free face painting throughout the game for kids (and adults), while JB Jams rocked out some great tunes and in-game entertainment by Judy and Sue! Finally, who can forget the always entertaining banter and play-by-play from our Game announcers, Troy and Will!
Finally, the biggest way TPSF supported the charity this year was through our 50/50 raffle and our gift card raffle. In the month leading up to the game, players and supporters alike sold $10 50/50 raffle tickets to support the charity — with the player/supporter who sold the most tickets winning the Most Charitable Award. Matt Miller was named Most Charitable for selling the most 50/50 tickets, selling a record 72 tickets! The 50/50 winner, Chris Mcllure, was announced following the game and promptly donated ALL of his winnings back to the charity (Thanks Chris!). We also raffled off over $2,000 worth of gift cards and prizes in between quarters with all of those donations supporting the charity!
For all the great shots from the event, be sure to check out our TPSF 8 photo albums that are posted on the Three Piece Suit Football Facebook page. Also stay tuned for news on other upcoming events in both Atlanta and Boston throughout the year. And as always- Save the Date for TPSF IX on February 4th, 2017!
SPECIAL TPSF THANK YOU
TPSF would like to say THANK YOU to the following: the City of Atlanta, Mayor Kasim Reed, Councilman Kwanza Hall, Kelsey Daniels and Josh Kirssin with Monday Night Brewing, Craig Chambers & Jimmy Shaw (photographers), Roy Yunker & Coop (videographers), Troy McConaughey and the GADDC, Mico Bowles (National Anthem), Chris Kearney (Wasted Potential), Barb and HJ at Milltown Tavern, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, Judy, Bill, & Sue of JB Jams, Faces by Cathy, Megan & The Republic Social House, Bob from The Square Pub, Howard and Sweet Auburn BBQ, Oscar “The Ice Man” Chavez , Harry & Alex of Pop Dog, Mike DiLonardo and the Atlanta Beer Festivals, Wasted Potential brass band, Andy and Dan from Atlanta Bar Crawls, Shue Legend of PMG, Fourth Ward Alliance, Princess and the Historic Fourth Ward Conservancy, The Old Fourth Distillery, and most important, Our Amazing Fans!
Here’s a few other pics and award winners from the game: