May the 4th Be With You!

Not so long ago in a galaxy pretty close to home...

TPF4Y partnered with 17 Indianapolis companies to bring you a celebration of all things Star Wars: May the 4th Be With You, also known as Star Wars Day! For our inaugural year, we asked employees of those companies to wear their favorite Star Wars gear, anything from a t-shirt to a full-on Wookiee costume was encouraged. Then, we invited everyone to an afterwork party with plenty of fun activities including light saber training, character photo opportunities, a vintage Star Wars video game, a BB8 obstacle course, coloring contest, giveaway drawing, and, of course, plenty of food and drinks. A huge thank you to our presenting sponsor, NextGear Capital, for helping to make it all happen!

 The Angie's List team in their Star Wars gear.

The Angie's List team in their Star Wars gear.

We gave away several awards, the most coveted of which was the Jedi Master Traveling Trophy, awarded to the company with the most creative and comprehensive character representations. We also recognized individuals for the best costumes from the Dark Side and the Light Side. Congrats to our winners:

  • Angie's List for taking home the Jedi Master Traveling Trophy
  • Emmanuel Greene from Bloomerang for taking home the Best Costume: Light Side trophy for his impressive impersonation of Rey
  • Ryan Hartman from Angie's List for taking home Best Costume: Dark Side for his outstanding representation of Kylo Ren.

A real highlight of the evening was the live chalk art performance by Ben Glenn, the Chalk Guy, where he completed an intricate Star Wars landscape on a 6 foot by 8 foot canvas in just over 20 minutes! It was not only some awesome entertainment, but also found a new home at Angie's List thanks to a generous donation that allowed them to take it home!

Thanks for all those who participated this year - we're excited to have you back (with friends!) next year! Until then, may the Force be with you...