If it wasn't snowpocalypses shutting down schools and the entire city of Atlanta, it was pouring rain or freezing weather — spring semester in Georgia has been brutal. Thankfully, the sun and warm weather found its way back in the latter part of April and YAL at KSU took advantage.
First stop, the local Office Max: The Debt Pong labels were printed out on sticker paper; I got the Nolan chart laminated; and other miscellaneous supplies were purchased for the event.
That same night, the Southeast's favorite Leadership Institute Regional Coordinator, Shane McGonigal, gave me a surprise phone call and told me he'd be joining me on KSU's campus for the event! The following morning, my car was packed with a myriad of great literature, flyers, and the War on Youth event supplies.
Now, I took a slightly different approach to the YAL-suggested directions on how to handle the game. Given that Debt Pong is a rather new outdoor-game, some people weren't really use to it, and understood much less that it's actually a little tricky to make it in a bucket. So rather than make it impossible to make it by swatting the ball with a giant Obama fathead, I jimmied up a little stand and put into the ground in front of the Debt Pong set up to block the buckets — it still got the point across, and it made the game a little more