In addition to the courts and Viceregal Investiture ceremony, a wide variety of activities are planned to add to the joy of the day. A full Schedule of the Day for both Saturday and Sunday may be found here.
On Sunday 9/4, gentles may partake in…
Fight for A Cause Tournament
Be it known far and wide ,
Their gracious Majesties Ryouko’jin and Indrakshi wish to have a Tournament! On Sunday the 4th, come and Fight for a Cause! BUT, don’t come alone! This is a Pair/Team Tournament, one heavy fighter and one fencer. So pair up Tygers ,and see who fights the fiercest for a noble cause. See Their Majesties smile at the East Fighters ! See Sir Tanaka, a sight to behold, run this Tournament. Tanaka. Tanaka! Tanaka!!!!
All proceeds from it will go to a charity of the winning team’s choice! And the winners will be named People’s Champions by their Majesties!
Each combatant will be asked to pay a small entrance fee, if they are able, to sweeten the final charity pot, and there will be a donation bucket. There will also be a fundraiser auction on Saturday the 3rd, to raise additional donation funds. So Be There! Be There! BE THEE THERE!
(read quickly) You do have to enter to fight and win. Teams may come up with their own team names if they so choose. Winners may choose a Charity from the given list or may submit a charity of their choice at least 2 weeks before the event, so the charity may be verified.
The charities currently approved for the Fight for a Cause Tournament are:
- Friends of Animals: Wild Life Refuge’s and To free animals from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation.
- PetSmart Charities: Animal Welfare, Saving pets, Adoptions, Emergency supplies for pets in natural disaster areas. To find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together.
- The Asia Foundation: The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia-Pacific. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region is focused on good governance, women’s empowerment and gender equality, inclusive economic growth, environment, and climate action, and regional and international relations.
- The National Urban League: To enable African-American and other under-served urban residents to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.
- National Federation of the Blind: Integrating the blind into society on the basis of equality.
- Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind: Trains and places guide dogs to improve the quality of life for people who are blind, have low vision, or other special needs, and to help those who served our country honorably live with dignity and independence.
- Breast Cancer Research Foundation: To prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research.
- Cancer Research Institute: To save more lives by fueling the discovery and development of powerful immunotherapies for all types of cancer.
- Unbound: To walk with the poor and marginalized of the world. Partners with families living in poverty, empowering them to become self-sufficient and fulfill their desired potential.
- Children’s Defense Fund: To leave no child behind; to ensure every child a healthy start, a head start, a fair start, a safe start, and a moral start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
- American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation: To encourage, sponsor, and facilitate the cultivation & diffusion of knowledge & understanding of the various civil liberties & civil rights which are protected by the Constitution & laws of the U.S. or of the various states.
- Project on Government Oversight (POGO): Nonpartisan independent watchdog that investigates and exposes waste, corruption, abuse of power, and when government fails to serve the public or silences those who report wrongdoing.
- Conservation Fund: Working with public, private, and nonprofit partners, protects America’s legacy of land & water resources through land acquisition, sustainable community & economic development, and leadership training, emphasizing the integration of economic & environmental goals.
- Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation: Committed to the prevention and treatment of diabetes and to the funding of innovative, promising research aimed at finding a cure for diabetes and diabetes related complications.
- American Liver Foundation: To facilitate, advocate and promote education, support services and research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of liver disease.
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Through scholarships and student/family services, aims to provide students all the tools they need to get a college degree and succeed in life.
- National Alliance to End Homelessness: Committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States.
- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): Carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, & ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice; operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline & the Department of Defense Safe Helpline.
- American Red Cross: Prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
- The Hunger Project: To end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world.
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee: Dedicated to serving the needs of Jews throughout the world, particularly where their lives as Jews are threatened or made more difficult.
- Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: Works exclusively to advance LGBTQI rights around the world; serves as a feminist social justice hub working side-by-side with grantee and donor partners to achieve racial, economic, social and gender justice worldwide.
- Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: Committed to alleviating the suffering of mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances & breakthroughs in scientific research.
- American Indian College Fund: Invests in Native students and tribal college education to transform lives and communities.
- National Council on Aging (NCOA): To improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling.
- Tunnel to Towers Foundation: To honor the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. To honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life & limb for our country.
- Guttmacher Institute: To advance sexual & reproductive health & rights in the U.S. & globally. Envisions a world in which all people are able to exercise their rights & responsibilities regarding sexual behavior & reproduction freely & with dignity.
- Starlight Children’s Foundation (National Office): Starlight delivers happiness to seriously ill children and their families.
- Semper Fi & America’s Fund: To care for our nation’s critically wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans, and military families; provides one-on-one case management, connection, and lifetime support for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
- Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund: Serves military personnel suffering traumatic brain injury & post-traumatic stress; helps them fight the war within by building advanced treatment centers providing the best possible care, enabling them to continue to serve on active duty and enjoy a productive life.
- Global Fund for Women: To fund bold, ambitious, and expansive gender justice movements to create meaningful change that will last beyond our lifetimes.
- Scholarship America: To be the most trusted scholarship and student success organization offering impactful solutions with students always at the forefront.
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America: To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
- Lenape Center: Lenape Center based in Manhattan and led by Lenape elders has created programs, exhibitions, workshops, performances, symposia, land acknowledgment, and ceremonies to continue our Lenape presence. We push back against our erasure and seed the ground with Lenape consciousness for the next generations.
- Fòs Feminista: Fòs Feminista is the new name of the organization formerly known as International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region. To improve the quality of life of individuals by campaigning for sexual and reproductive health and rights through advocacy and services, especially for poor and vulnerable people.
If you have questions regarding the tournament, please email the tournament coordinator, Il-Kh’an Suuder Saran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Annual Bartertown at Barleycorn
For those who prefer the ‘thrill of the hunt’ without weapons, we welcome you to our Second Annual Bartertown at Barleycorn, run by the Lovely Lady Raymonda the Second. Now that she will relinquish her title of Østgarðr Thrown Weapons Champion and will need ‘barter therapy’ on Sunday, time to be announced. Bring those items of SCAdian interest you no longer need and exchange them its you want.
Bartertown rules are as follows:
- NO money may be exchanged, only items may be traded. (Exchanging money will get you in trouble with the site.)
- NO food, drink (alcoholic or otherwise) or other recreational substances may be bartered.
- Items for barter must be SCA related.
- Tables are limited, first come, first served. All others must set up a blanket or personal table.
Personal note from the Head Decorator : We are sharing space with other decorated activities. There will be lots of décor on loan to us, which is not up for trade. Last year décor went missing. (It saddens us that this oversite happened , we endeavor to correct ourselves this year.)