Ruby’s Arcade hosts Bar Games for the ‘Burg

harrisonburg-downtownRuby’s Arcade is rallying downtown businesses and the community for a night of friendly competition to support Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.

On November 1st, downtown businesses will compete against each other in four different tournaments at Ruby’s Arcade – duckpin bowling, ping pong, 9-Ball, and foosball – all in one night. Some of the teams participating include Capital Ale House, Matchbox Realty, Shenandoah Bicycle Company, Ruby’s Arcade, Clementine, and James Mchone Jewelry. Spectators will have the opportunity to watch as business owners and downtown entrepreneurs, along with their staff, play for a worthy cause.

The games will begin at 7pm. The team with the most points wins the title of “Master of the Bar Games” and a trophy that will be displayed in their business.

Bar Games for the ‘Burg is the brainchild of Chris Howdyshell, Arcade Manager at Ruby’s Arcade. “I wanted to think outside of the box and design an event that would allow downtown businesses to come together and have some fun while giving back,” says Howdyshell. “It’s an opportunity for us to say thanks to Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance for all they do.”
Howdyshell created the event to support Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance’s Back the Burg campaign, a three-month campaign dedicated to raising friends and funds for the ongoing revitalization of downtown Harrisonburg. HDR hopes to raise $15,000 by December 31st. Proceeds from the event will go towards meeting this goal.

There is still space for a few more teams to participate. The entry fee is $20 per team. Register a team of two by emailing Chris Howdyshell at

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