|Saturday, May 4th 11am - 5pm||Spring Vendor Fair for Niagara Hospice||Niagara Wheatfield High School|
|Saturday, May 11th 9am - 2pm||Cardinal O'Hara High School: Craft and Vendor Fair||Cardinal O'Hara High School|
|Saturday, May 25th - Sunday, May 26th||Totally Buffalo Festival||Buffalo RiverWorks|
|Friday, May 31st - Sunday, June 2nd||Fairport Canal Days 2019||Fairport, NY (a "front-porch" friendly village, located on the scenic Erie Canal)|
|Saturday, June 1st - Sunday, June 2nd||Weekend on the Niagara||City of Tonawanda Parks & Recreation on the Niagara River|
|Friday, June 7th 4pm - 9pm||Grand Island Replay for life||Veterans Park 1715 Bedell Rd Grand Island, NY|
|Saturday, June 8th - Sunday, Jun 9th||Allen West Festival||Allen St. from Elmwood Ave. to Wadsworth; Wadsworth to Hudson: Buffalo, NY|
|Saturday, June 15th 10am - 4pm||Discover Kenmore 2019||Delaware Avenue between LaSalle and Victoria: Kenmore, NY|
|Saturday, June 22th 10am - 8pm||Yard Games World Championship 9||6914 East Lake Road, Route 38A, Auburn, NY|
|Saturday, June 29th - Sunday, June 30th||Optimist Club Lockport Outdoor Arts & Crafts Show||Main Street, Lockport, NY|
Hi, my name is Michael Wolf. My wife, Jean and I are the inventors of FIRST-N-TEN. This has been quite the journey. I would like to give you a short history of FIRST-N-TEN. It started at a 4th of July party in 2014. We were playing the typical outdoor games. I had forgotten how competitive these "JUST FOR FUN" games can be. Fast forward a couple of months. I was walking into our local supermarket and there it was – like a huge yellow beacon – was a giant goal post. After standing there forever, an idea started to take shape.
I have to admit, I have seen a goal post thousands of time before without any previous epiphany, but on this day, it was all forming in my mind. I ran home, grabbed a pad of paper and started drawing my idea. As I was flipping pages, I was coming up with rules, diagrams and how to score points. I was a little crazed at this point, so after I had come up for air, I asked Jean what she thought about the idea. Her reply was “Where’s the groceries?” So, I had to go back to the store for the groceries, but not until I had put down on paper everything I could think of about the game.
Jean still thought I was a little crazy at first, but as she watched the design go from a goal post attached to a five gallon bucket, to a piece a plywood, to the current design, we both started to realize that the game had real potential. What made this game go from“real potential"to reality was when we saw people play the game. With the help from a friend we made several prototypes and we invited friends and family to play the game. EVERYONE LOVED IT! From our 10 year old grandkids to all our adult friends (60ish). Even those watching had a great time.
The key piece of the puzzle came with our PATENT-PENDING 5-PIN DESIGN that supports the game. This 5-pin piece holds the 4 legs and the post pole. Add the crossbar and the 2 uprights and you have a completed design. All of it in a nice compact 4" X10" X 20" box that only weighs 7.5 pounds. This game is made from furniture grade PVC pipe and fittings which provide tremendous strength with a high gloss and UV resistant finish so your game under normal use and care will last for years.
We live in Buffalo, New York which is a huge football town. Can you imagine how much fun this would be at your next tailgate party, as well as picnics, backyard fun or anytime fun. The game is small enough to go anywhere. Thank you for your time to read about FIRST-N-TEN's short history. I hope you, your family and friends enjoy many hours playing FIRST-N-TEN at your next tailgate party, picnic or backyard fun.
...and remember, It’s not just for football anymore!