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The Final Cow-down! 24 Hrs of Gaming – Starting Monday June 14

Have you herd? Stride’s Save the Arcades 2 contest is nearly over! It’s time to show your love of Ground Kontrol by participating in our 24-hour event, The Final Cow-down! Prove your skills in special arcade game tournaments, including Ms. Pac-Man, NBA Jam, and more! Enjoy complimentary snacks and soft drinks, and play old and new console games on our stage. You can also help Ground Kontrol make one last stand against the moo-chanical menace by playing Cowbots 2010!

It all starts at 9:00am on Monday, June 14, with complimentary donuts and coffee for everyone. The first arcade tournament, Ms. Pac-Man, will accept sign-ups from 11:30am to 11:55am, and competition starts at Noon. More arcade tournaments will happen throughout the 24 hours, including a pinball tournament, and a raffle drawing will follow the end of each tournament! (Check the schedule for more details.) Raffle drawings are open to everyone and are free to enter.

In addition to our legendary line-up of arcade games and pinball tables, we’ll have old-school consoles set up for play. If you’d like to help Ground Kontrol win Stride’s Save the Arcades 2 and the $25,000 grand prize, we’ll have more PCs set up for you to play Cowbots 2010!

Remember, if Ground Kontrol wins Save the Arcades 2, we’re putting every single dollar of the prize towards making Ground Kontrol an even better place! Our remodeling plans include expanding our 2nd floor, putting in more games, more seating and expanding our food and drink selection! We just need some help paying for it – and $25,000 will go a long way towards making our arcade dreams come true.

This is it, Portland! We’re extremely grateful for all of your support not only as customers and fans, but Cowbots 2010 players, too! Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, we hope you’ll visit us during our extremely extended hours and help us make this event the most fun we’ve ever had!

View the full event details and RSVP at our Facebook page. We’ll see you there!

PS. Even if you can’t make it down to Ground Kontrol, you can help us stampede towards the Save the Arcades 2 finish line by playing Cowbots 2010 at home, at work or at school! Just visit Stride’s Save the Arcades 2 website, play Cowbots 2010, and donate your points to Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade. Play and donate as often as you like, and tell everyone you know! Check out this page for instructions.

WHAT: The Final Cow-down, a 24-hour event featuring arcade tournaments, complimentary food & soft drinks (while they last!), free raffle giveaways, and free console gaming. Also play Stride’s Save the Arcades 2 game, Cowbots 2010! (View the event schedule for more info.)
WHEN: Starts Monday, June 14 at 9:00am, ends Tuesday, June 15 at 9:00am. All ages are welcome 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday June 14, and 6:00am – 9:00am Tuesday June 15. 21+ only 5:00pm Monday June 14 – 6:00am Tuesday June 15 (no beer & wine service after 2:30am.)
COVER: No cover!