On March 2, 24 four-person teams of students, mentors and alumni from the Eastern Pennsylvania affiliate matched their skills to erect towers out of giant Jenga blocks, while raising funds for the affiliate’s new alumni scholarship. The event netted approximately $9,500 for the scholarship.
More than 200 people gathered for two thrilling competitions refereed by ACE alumni. The first was a speed round when individual teams strove to build the tallest tower in five minutes. This was a warm-up for the big event, a single elimination tournament when all the teams competed against each other using standard Jenga rules. The grand champion, an Allan Myers Company team, gets to put its company name on the 2017 alumni scholarship.
Philadelphia companies, trade organizations, and universities involved in ACE sponsored teams for $500 each. Attendance showed an equal representation of architects, engineers and construction professionals, demonstrating the affiliate’s balanced ACE professional network. Drexel University provided free space and the t-shirts worn by the team members were designed by ACE Alum Jason Jiang.
For more information, contact our Affiliate Director – Tiffany Millner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECOND PLACE | TURNER CONSTRUCTION
THIRD PLACE | STANTEC
Giant Jenga 2017
Photos courtesy of Justin Brugler.
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Special Thanks to BOY WONDER and his crew for providing the AMAZING sound track for the evening. Musicians in this unit can be found playing in the following other projects: