I’ve been playing kubb for the last 18 hours, and I can already say that the kubbathon has been a success. I had many goals, and they’ve all been met in one way or another. But there have been other benefits.
Friends that I haven’t seen for months, and in some cases many years, have stopped to play kubb with me. I was not expecting so much camaraderie and solidarity, but I should have. Kubb brings people together like no other game or sport I’ve been part of. Eau Claire needs kubb.
A few people that I have known for over 10 years came to visit. We played kubb and talked like never before. What a gift to be able to share this game and use it to strengthen my own community.
A friend of my son asked “Where’s your tent?” The look on his face when I told him I really wasn’t going to sleep was priceless. To help open someone’s mind, to watch other people see new possibilities. That’s kubbathon, that’s kubb.
In addition to local support, I’ve had people from around the world contact me and offer encouragement. Kubb is small, but deep. Knowing that someone played kubb in a blizzard today, in support of kubbathon, gives me the energy to put down my keyboard and play another 50 games.
I hope you can see the beauty of the challenge I call kubbathon. Will you take it futher?