Score Sheets

By Richard Mineards   |   June 6, 2019
Let the games begin! (photo by Fritz Olenberger)

Santa Barbara’s second annual hospitality summer games at the Hilton boasted 14 teams, double the number of participants at the first event at the Hotel Californian.

The fun-filled event, which included a recycling race, a bed making contest, a server obstacle course, pastry cake wars, a toilet paper toss, and a talent and bike building competition, was emceed by Drew Wakefield with music by local DJ Darla Bea.

As the competitors, including the Belmond El Encanto, the Four Seasons Biltmore, the Santa Barbara Inn, the Hyatt Centric, the Harbor View Inn, and the Santa Barbara Sailing Center, battled it out in the hotel’s rotunda and on the beachfront, spectators noshed on burgers and hot dogs on the expansive lawns.

Judges were city councilman Jason Dominguez, Teresa Kuskey Nowak of the La Bohème Dance Group, and Barbara Carroll, president of Old Spanish Days. 

Visit Santa Barbara was overall winner with the Hotel Indigo and Kimpton Hotels lifting other awards. The assembled bicycles were donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara.


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