For the amazing food we enjoyed, we would like to thank Jason’s Deli, Dixie Donuts, Panera Bread, Chipotle, Jersey Mike’s, Mellow Mushroom, Noodles & Company, Mo’s Sweet Mini’s, Urban Farmhouse, Cliff Bar and The Camel.
We were nothing without those extra caffeinated boosts of energy that kept us going sometimes when we felt we couldn’t go on. Thank you Alchemy and Blanchards, Costco and Panera Bread for making the delicious endless supply of coffee that was so neede possible.. A big shout goes out to Red Bull for lending us Red Bull can shaped coolers full of cans that kept us extra energized along with a couch and giant bean bag chair. All of these things were lifesavers at some point or another, for energy boosts, photo ops and cat naps alike!
Thank you to Plaza for the art supplies for further enabling us to do creative work for our clients. They went to very good use.
And finally, sometimes we all needed a break. And everyone was raving about what sponsors provided.
Thank you to Ali Bullano, founder of Groovinyasa Yoga and teacher at Hot House Yoga for bringing yoga classes to CreateAthon. I took the class along with some regular yogis and people who had never done yoga before at all, and everyone was brought together and felt totally at ease. We were able to stretch and, most importantly, relax. Everyone I talked to after class was raving about how much they’d needed yoga and meditation and how very much appreciated it was.
And thank you to Richmond Comedy Coalition for bringing a comedy show to us! I’m not the only CreateAthoner who was a fan of your shows before you came here, but you certainly have many more after what you brought to our event. Thank you for not only providing entertainment that got everybody laughing but for incorporating us into your show. The epic game of rock paper scissors at the end was certainly one of the highlights of my night, and it was great to see everyone laughing and moving around when we all needed a pick me up. You helped the wheels of the creative process keep turning.
Sponsors were crucial in making CreateAthon what it is, a crazy and unpredictable creative marathon in all of the best ways. Thank you again from all of us at CreateAthon at VCU for all of the support and for cheering us on.