Sunday Shuffle

The opportunity to try shuffle board presented itself this weekend, and being open to trying new things, I was game.  I showed up, ready to play.  They gave me a lesson, and I was good to go.  I met new people, in a great new place.  And we won!  Just one game.  Not the whole tournament.  :D   

 Kelli Finnegan (the organizers) and I, along with Lyndsey and other shuffle boarders at Forest City Shuffle Board & Bar.

Kelli Finnegan (the organizers) and I, along with Lyndsey and other shuffle boarders at Forest City Shuffle Board & Bar.

Facebook connected me to the opportunity, which took place on Sunday November 12th at Forest City Shuffleboard.  The Sunday Shuffle Tournament was hosted in conjunction with Cycle For Survival, a movement to beat rare cancers.  100% of the funds raised on Sunday will be donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering, a rare cancer research hospital. 

Turns out, the organizers and I were old acquaintances, brought together by a different kind of boarding (paddle).  Small world, Kelli (she's the one holding the baby) is friends with Hilary Gent (HEDGE Gallery @ 78th Street Studios), to whom I just sold paddle boards. Lyndsey Needham (hat!) was a student in a paddle board class I taught a few years back.

You never know what kind of adventure awaits--or who you'll cross paths with!--when you get out there and try something new.