Last Friday AFFINITY participated in the inaugural 90’s Schoolyard Showdown, hosted by digital agency Adrenalin in partnership with B&T and UnLtd. Bringing together several of Sydney's creative agencies to raise money for disadvantaged youth, we went head-to-head in classic schoolyard games including bullrush, handball, ping pong, skipping, and basketball at the Ultimo Community Centre.
A strict uniform policy was in play, so championing 90’s tragic fashion was in order. Taking inspiration from beloved sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", the AFFINITY crew, "Cool AFF", adorned their costumes with zeal to prepare for the competitive day ahead.
Arriving at the venue, we indulged in a light healthy lunch, before shootin' hoops to get the jump on the competition for the basketball shootout.
To kick off the day, Bernie Johnson (Adrenalin’s Director) and Paul Fisher (UnLtd CEO) addressed the gathered agency teams to highlight the importance of the event and lay down some ground rules.
With formalities out of the way, it was time to commence our first game — bullrush! Ready and raring to go, the AFFINITY crew smashed through a practice round, only to miss out on winning our first game. Team spirit remained strong throughout the rest of the day's games, with AFFINITY winning their skipping challenge and putting in a spirited performance in ping pong.
The day closed with boisterous 90s pub trivia at nearby Glasgow Arms Hotel, run by B&T's jovial quiz master, Richie Kenzie.
Overall the event was a resounding success, with participating agencies raising a combined $12,000 for UnLtd.
Special thanks to Adrenalin for organising a fun and engaging event for a good cause.
Bring on next year’s event!