ST. LOUIS — During the weekend of August 11 – 13, 2017, the second annual Bootblack Round-Up will be held in St. Louis, Missouri.
In 2015, Sparkie, 2015 Illinois Community Bootblack, wanted to do a unique fundraising event to end his title year and decided to fill the void for Bootblack-focused events. So, he contacted his friend, Blackjack, who runs the Get Your Black On Charity and asked his soon to be wife, Girl Becky, to help with this endeavor. In 2016, Midwest Bootblack Round-Up, with support from CLAW Nation, raised $1,600 for three charities and a former IMsBB in need of assistance.
Given the success of the weekend, and the number of attendees from outside the Midwest, we dropped the first word of our name and are excited to “round up” Bootblacks from anywhere and everywhere.
This year’s events include:
Friday, August 11, 2017 at JJ’s Clubhouse and Bar
CLAW Nation Party – Featuring:
Bootblacking, Friday Night Silent Auction, Silent Auction Raffle, Easter Egg Fundraiser, and Vendors.
Saturday, August 12, 2017 also at JJ’s Clubhouse and Bar
Kink U starting at 10:00 am and going into the afternoon will feature classes on Bootblacking 101, Leather Worship, From Loggers to Floggers, Massage Techniques for the BB, Cigar 101 & Cigar Service, and Forever Leather – Preserving Legacy
In the evening, the Roundup continues with more Bootblacking, a Shine-Off, Silent Auction Raffle, and Easter Egg Fundraiser
Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Rehab Bar
The Bootblack Round-Up concludes with an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast.
A unique event for Bootblacks near and far that brings awareness to Bootblacks as well as raising funds for some great causes, come on down to the Round-Up and share your skills, your knowledge, and your shine!