The Stick Company was honored to be a part of a recent transformation at the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Morgantown, WV, that transformed a previous conference room into a themed playroom for their residents. The idea was brought to The Stick Company inquiring how we could help make the room more engaging for the house. From there, our creativity went to work…
The team quickly realized that we wanted to make this room a showpiece for the charity and wanted to wrap the entire room, with as many details as possible. Wanting a design that was appealing to both boys and girls and allowing a variety of color and visual elements to the room, our team quickly pitched the idea of an underwater pirate ship theme to the Ronald McDonald House team, and they were all aboard.
Seeing the concept, we quickly contacted our friends at the WV Black Bears, a minor league baseball team for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and without hesitation, both teams joined the effort to help bring the Pirate room to a reality through their sponsorship of offsetting material costs into the room. Our team then added the Pittsburgh Pirates Parrot to the design, as well as a surfing Cooper, the WV Black Bear’s mascot. Cooper was drawn and donated by Brandon Volek, a tattoo artist at Stick Tattoo Company.
Once the design was finalized, the wrap install team went to work ensuring that the wrap fit the room perfectly and pulled in additional elements from the room. This included wrapping existing round tables along with the fish tank, puzzle table, and windows. A side room was also transformed into a treasure chest room housing a variety of toys and prizes to be used as gifts and rewards for residents. Various sponsors provided items for this room, including a toy drive held by Stick Tattoo Company.
The room received additional volunteer help from Wise Guys Media hooking up a television to the room and ensuring all wires were hidden for the children’s safety. Progressive Industries donated a series of custom shelf brackets for the treasure chest room in addition to the customization of a previously donated toy chest. Additional volunteers helped with the preparation for the room’s finalization.
The Ronald McDonald House unveiled the room on February 1st with a Grand Opening including a variety of board members, community leaders, and one very special guest – Ronald McDonald himself! Our team was on hand to enjoy the event (and meet Ronald), but the real treat for us was being able to watch the reaction of children being introduced to the room. Their delight made the entire project that much more rewarding…
For more on the Ronald McDonald House Charities, or to get more involved as a volunteer, please visit their website at www.rmhcmgtn.org.
The Stick Co. and Ronald McDonald House Charity team.
Jacki Riggleman of the WV Black Bears Organization joins Damian and Jarrod for a pic next to Cooper.