Dave Week 5 Schedule 2016

Dave Week is January 4th-9th and we would love for you to join us! Want to know more about what Dave Week is? Here is a brief history.

Please use the hashtag #DaveWeek throughout the week. There will be some prizes given out to random people that tweet or share things on social media.

In addition, this year Lauren (@lauremonoto) is going to put together a scavenger hunt with a prize given to the winner on Saturday. This will be a great way for those not in the area to still be able to participate.

Listed below are things you can find during the entire week. Each day I will post additional one day only items. Be sure to use the #DaveWeekHunt hashtag so we can easily keep track of points for the grand prize!

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In addition to the #DaveWeek hashtag, each event will also have an event specific hashtag. Be ready to celebrate and have a good time!

Monday: #DaveWeekMovie

We will be seeing the 7:00 showing of The Peanuts Movie at the Water Gardens in Pleasant Grove. Tickets are $4 and can be ordered there or online. Bring your FHE group, family, kids, friends, or come on your own and make some new friends!

The photo scavenger hunt items for today are listed below. 

Tuesday: #DaveWeekServe

Dave Week is about building community, so find a way to serve someone today. If each of us does at least one thing today to make the world a happier/better place we can make a big difference. This can be something simple or you can organize something a little bigger.

Wednesday: #DaveWeekLehi

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Bowling/Laser Tag

Jack and Jill Lanes in Lehi has given us a 3 activities for $10 deal. Generally we do two games of bowling and one game of laser tag. We will begin at 6:30.

They would only reserve 6 lanes for us and want six people to a lane. If you aren’t one of the first 36 people there you may or may not be on lanes next to us, depending on availability.

Please RSVP. If we are going to have more than 36 people I need to put down a larger deposit to hold more lanes. If we don’t end up using those lanes then I don’t get my deposit back. 

RSVP here on Facebook and if you are bringing additional people with you please leave a comment with the number attending.

Feel free to come late though. You are more than welcome to hang out with us and say hi to everybody there. This is the first of two activities, so if bowling is too early you can meet us at stop #2.

Culver’s of Lehi

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Our goal is to be done with bowling/laser tag before 9 PM. Culver’s is expecting us anywhere from 9 PM until they close at 10:30. You are more than welcome to get there slightly before 9 PM as well so there isn’t a big wait when we all get there at once and place orders all at the same time.

Tell the cashier that you are there for Dave Week and they will give you a 10% discount on your order.

Thursday: #DaveWeekMyDay

I know it’s my week, but I think everyone deserves at least one day of their own and I am more than willing to share! Today find something you have been wanting to do and do it! 

This could be some needed alone time to planning your own group activity but make it a special day.

Friday: TBA 

Best case, we find something awesome. Worst case, Date Night is open. So I guess either way you win!

There may be a talent show via Vine, YouTube, or Periscope. So be thinking of a talent just in case. #DaveWeekTalent?

This would also give people not in Utah a better chance to participate. Although, we have had people all the way from Honduras and Europe participate in the past.

Saturday: #DaveWeekJazz

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Dinner:

For those that would like to meet for dinner before the game, or that would like to join us without going to the game, we will have dinner at Crown Burger. If you spend $14 or more you can park there for free for the Jazz game. Or if you are just there for dinner you can park there for free.

Crown Burger is about two blocks north of the Arena. Meet here at 4:00 if you would like to eat with us. There are also a lot of great dining options in the arena.

Jazz Game Early Entry:

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Those that purchase group tickets will get a group discount as well as special early entry. We need to be at the ticket office before 5:15 for those who are a part of this. In the past he has also allowed season ticket holders that are with us to go in early as well.

These special tickets are $28.25 and can be ordered from Steve Nord at 801-325-7222. He always has no fees and great deals for all events held at the arena. If he isn’t in his office just leave him a message and he will get back to you at his earliest convenience.

We get to sit on the first few rows of the arena while several of the players come out and do individual workouts with the coaches. When the players are done with their session we have been able to get pictures/autographs from several of them in the past.

Jazz Game: 

For those that find other tickets, or who can’t make it by 5:15, the game starts at 7:00. There will be some small prizes for best Dave Week poster, so be ready to cheer, dance, yell, and have a great time!

Half Time:

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Meet outside portal SS right before halftime. We usually start heading over there even a minute or two before the first half is over to get good spots. The past two years Dave Week has been mentioned and we have made it onto TV.

If you have signs be sure to either be in the back of the group or to hold them below your face so that as many of us can be seen as possible.

For updates check back here or follow @downrightdave, @lauremonoto, and @starmile83 on Twitter. You can also follow the hashtag #DaveWeek.

 

History of Dave Week

Do you keep hearing about Dave Week and wonder what in the world it is? You are in luck! Here is a little bit of the history of how this special week came to be. I hope that you will join us this year, consider this your official invite!

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It all began the year I moved from Provo to Lehi. Two of my best friends, Lauren and Elyse, missed the crazy adventures we always had when we lived at the same apartment complex.

They asked me, “What do we have to do to get you to hang out with us again, create a week in your honor?” That sounded like a good idea to me and Dave Week was born. We began planning a week of fun so that the three of us could catch up.

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Being the social media savvy people we are, Lauren said that we should start a hashtag, and jokingly said that maybe we could get #DaveWeek to trend! It didn’t just trend, it became the #1 trending thing in SLC that week. What began as a reunion between three friends went viral and blew up into something much bigger than any of us ever dreamed of or intended it to be.

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The three of us had been friends in real life for several years, but as we posted on social media throughout the week it became clear that a lot of our “Twitter friends” were also looking for fun things to do and ways to interact offline.

We found out that we had a great opportunity to bring the whole community together face to face. This was a chance to meet our online friends, reconnect with college or high school friends, as well as those we worked with.

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The group of people attending has grown every year. Some of our favorite businesses have even gotten into the action, including Culver’s! They have always provided discounts for those celebrating.

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The one thing Dave Week isn’t, is a week all about me. Some have mistakenly thought that this week is about me marketing myself and trying to gain popularity or to further my career. As a 4th grade teacher, I am pretty sure this will not help move me up the corporate ladder, since there isn’t one.

If this was about anyone, I’d say Lauren and Elyse deserve just as much, if not more, credit than I do since they were the two that came up with the idea. But this isn’t about them either.

This week is about the entire community. There are too many things in the world that divide, it’s nice to have a week where we just bring people together and have fun with no other agenda than to enjoy each others company, have fun, and build up those around us.

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Maybe we will even make it on TV again!

If you know about something fun going on January 22nd-28th let me know soon and we will see if we can add it to the calendar of events. If you have a business that would be willing to give our group some discounts, we would love to fit you in as well.

The final calendar will be up soon, but reserve the date for the Jazz game on the 23rd, and bowling will probably be the 25th, we also always go see a movie, and the rest of the schedule is open to be filled.

Click here for more information on the Jazz game.

Click here for more information on bowling and laser tag.

We are always looking for prizes we could give away as well, so if any of you have connections let me know. I would love to be able to give prizes at bowling, for the best signs at the Jazz game, and random giveaways for those that tweet or post during the week.

Most of all though, I hope that during the week I will have a chance to see you and enjoy catching up. If you aren’t able or close enough to come to the events, try and find a way that you can build community where you live. Sponsor your own Dave Week activity and invite all of your friends! It has been fun seeing people post about things they have done all around the world!

I hope that this Dave Week is our greatest yet! All I know is that if you come, it will make it that much better.

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