|Saturday, October 26th, 9am-3pm||Christmas in the Creek||Silver Creek Central School|
|Saturday, November 3rd||St Stevens Shopping Extravaganza||St. Stevens School, Grand Island, NY|
|Thursday, November 7th, 12pm-8pm||Clarence Senior Center Holiday Marketplace||Clarence Senior Center|
|Saturday, November 9th, 11am-3pm||St Nicodemus Vendor & Craft Fair||St. Nicodemus Lutheran Church, East Aurora|
|Saturday, November 9th - Sunday, November 10th||St Mathew's Fall Craft & Vendor Show||875 Eggert Road, North Tonawanda NY|
|Sunday, November 10th, 8am-3pm||Knights of Columbus||2735 Union Rd Cheektowaga, NY|
|Saturday, November 16th, 9am-2pm||Maryville School Craft/Vendor Show||Maryville School Binner Building,|
|Sunday, November 17th, 8am-3pm||2019 Craft & Vendor Show||Fraternal Order of Eagles, 4569 Broadway, Depew|
|Wednesday, November 20th - Friday, November 22rd||AHPERD Annual Conference||Turning Stone Convention Center, Verona NY|
|Friday - Sunday, November 22nd - 24th||Troy Country Folk Art Show||Hudson Valley Community College, Troy NY|
|Friday, November 29th - Saturday November 30th, 11-5pm||Makers & Shakers Boozy Artisan Market||Buffalo Grand Motel, 120 Church St|
|Friday, November 29th - Saturday, November 30th||St Gregory the Great Craft Show||250 Gregory Ct. - off Maple Road|
|Friday, December 6th, 4pm-7pm||Aspire of WNY Holiday Spirit Event||4635 Union Road, Cheektowaga NY|
|Friday, December 6th, 4pm-8pm||It's a Wonderful Night||Main St, City of Tonawanda|
|Saturday, December 7th - Sunday, December 8th||Totally Buffalo Holiday Festival||RiverWorks, Gadson Rd, Buffalo NY|
|Saturday, December 7th - Sunday, December 8th||Williamsville PTSA Holiday Craft Show||Heim Middle & High School, 175 Heim Road|
|Friday, December 13th - Sunday, December 15th||Syracuse County Folk Art Show||Syracuse State Fairgrounds|
|Saturday, December 21st, 8am-3pm||Procrastinators Pop-up Event||Marriott Hotel, Millersport highway|
|Sunday, December 22nd, 8am-3pm||Procrastinators Pop-up Southtowns Event||Michaels Banquet, 4885 Southwestern Blvd|
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!