JDRF Real Estate Games

2015 JDRF Real Estate Games with SCOOPS2UThe Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation hosted their 26th annual Real Estate Games, an Olympic-style sporting event on June 4 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at American University! The 2,400+ competitors consisted of individuals that work in the commercial real estate industry such as property managers, developers, engineers, brokers, contractors and architects. Clark Construction, HITT Contracting and CBRE were the three victorious companies at the 2015 Real Estate Games!
SCOOPS2U at JDRF Real Estate GamesIn 2014, the JDRF Real Estate Games raised over $430,000 for type 1 diabetes research. With the support of over 120 companies, this year’s games has raised  over $480,000…a JDRF record!
SCOOPS2U has been a proud sponsor of the games for 15 years! Every year we reward the participants by providing complimentary breakfast and ice cream!
Click here to access the official website for the race!

The Ice Cream Race [Interview with Race Founder]

Northern Virginia families should mark their calendars for The Ice Cream Race on June 27, 2015!
Ice Cream Race CostumesThe Ice Cream Race is the sweetest family 5k event in the DC/MD/VA region. This year’s event will occur at Bull Run Park in Centreville, VA. We recently had a chance to meet with the race’s founder and find out more information about what to expect at this summer’s exciting event!
Max Bawarski has been organizing fun family 5k races for the past 4 years. He is the founder of The Ice Cream Race as well as the Blood and Guts Run. Running has been a passion of his since he was in grade school.
SCOOPS2U: “Do any of the race proceeds go to charity?”
Max: “A portion of the profits of The Ice Cream Race will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphona in 2006, so I feel that it is my duty to donate money every year to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.”
SCOOPS2U: “What will be different in this year’s race compared to last year?”
Ice Cream Race Foam FunMax: “This year’s race will be a little different because we are adding a lot of new obstacles. Some of the new obstacles include: a cargo net, inflatable obstacle course, inflatable Slip N Slide and more! I am personally most excited about our new inflatable obstacles.”
SCOOPS2U: “What can race participants win?”
Max: “All race participants will receive a free tee shirt and ice cream. Participants can also win prizes at the after party for wildest costume. We will reward a cash prize to the fastest male and female of the first race. The first race of the day is at 8 am and this is our only competitive wave.”
SCOOPS2U: “Will there be other attractions at the race?”
SCOOPS2U at Ice Cream RaceMax: “We will have a variety of vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, two DJ’s, an interactive photo booth, and much more!”
E-mail Max (Max@TheIceCreamRace.com) for any additional questions regarding The Ice Cream Race. Tickets can be purchased directly from The Ice Cream Race Website. Registration is open to the public and prices will continue to increase as we get closer to the big day!
The SCOOPS2U team is very excited to be a part of this fun family 5k and we hope to see you there!

May Party Ideas

May promises flowers and beautiful Spring days, making it the perfect month to host a special get-together!
There are many joyous occasions in May that can be incorporated into themed events. Read on to learn about our top 5 May Party ideas!
No Diet DayNo Diet Day/Eat What You Want (May 6 or 11) Take advantage of one (or both) of these delectable diet free days! No diet means no worrying about what foods or beverages to serve to party guests. Institute a “No complaining” rule and invite attendees to bring their favorite unhealthy snacks. If you wanted to add decorations to the party, anything food or drink related would work.
Mother's Day PartyMother’s Day (May 10) Mother’s Day is the perfect time to demonstrate appreciation. After all of the years of planning annual birthday parties, it’s time to give the moms a break and throw a party to honor everything they do! Invest in some bright or pastel colored decorations that spell out “Mom.” Flowers would also be appropriate for decor. Contact your mother’s favorite catering company or restaurant and make sure they provide all of her favorite foods!
Baking PartyWorld Baking Day (May 17) Calling all bakeaholics! This is your opportunity to host a bakeathon party! Make that sweet treat you’ve been dreaming of and invite all your friends or family over to indulge. You could even experiment with a couple of delicious desserts and see which one is most popular among your guests. A fun party favor idea would be cute aprons and print outs of the recipes used to make the baked goods.
Indy 500 party ideaIndy 500 (May 24) Set your engines to party mode because the Indianapolis 500 Car Race is taking place Memorial Day Weekend! Car enthusiasts would love attending an Indy 500 themed party. A successful party would include car themed decorations, such as car table runners, cups, napkins, streamers and checkered flags.
Neighborhood Block PartyNeighbor Day (May 30) May 30 has been declared National Neighbor Day! National Neighbor day falls on a Saturday this year, so that weekend is going to be the best time to organize a block party. We recommend a potluck-style party and invite each neighbor to bring their own dish. Set up some background music and fun games that would be enjoyed by everyone.
We hope you try one of these festive theme party ideas and may your month be full of flowers, sunshine, good food and fun!

Florida Georgia Line

FGL at Merriweather Post PavillionDMV Country music lovers will flock to Merriweather Post Pavillion for Florida Georgia Line’s concert on May 9th. The dynamic duo is expected to perform their most recent songs that debuted on their latest album, Anything Goes. The supporting acts listed on FGL’s Merriweather lineup will include Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard. SCOOPS2U will be making an appetizing appearance with our freshly popped gourmet popcorn and our homemade, premium ice cream sandwiches. We hope you come out for a night filled with delicious food, fun and music! Click here to learn more about the concert!