Hoop & Stick Con PreGame at The Malted Meeple

It’s February, which means it’s time for our sister business, Ravenwood Castle, to host their annual charity gaming convention, Hoop & Stick Con! Every year at Hoop & Stick Con Ravenwood raise’s money for Extra Life and Akron Children’s Hospital. This year’s event will be held at the Castle February 21-24 and is already completely sold out – but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the fun!

We are excited to be helping out with Hoop & Stick Con this year with our own PreGame fundraising drive here at The Malted Meeple, starting on Monday, Febraury 18 and running through Saturday, February 23, 2019. Stop in to and get in on the fun!

Some of the great ways we’re supporting Hoop & Stick Con include:

  • Purchase a #ForTheKidsShake milkshake and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Extra Life and Akron Children’s Hospital through Hoop & Stick Con. The #ForTheKidsShake is only available at select times throughout the year, so get it while you can! Doing good never tasted so good.
  • Check out our Charity Game Sale – We have been curating the Game Library and cleaning out our game store room, which means we have games to spare! Proceeds from any games purchased off the sale table near the host stand in our lobby will be donated as well!
  • Adventure for a Cause! You’ve probably heard that we recently launched two amazing Escape Rooms. During the week of February 18-23, $5 of each Escape Room ticket purchased will be donated to Extra Life!


If you can’t make it in to the café but still want to help, you can donate directly to Extra Life and Akron Children’s Hospital through the Hoop & Stick Con online fundraising portal found at

Help us help the kids and have fun doing it!

Meeple Maureen McCardleMaureen McCardel is a game industry veteran and has worked with publishers, designers, and retailers. She loves the logistical side of marketing and events and digging into a good spreadsheet. She is obsessed with circuses and survives on sugar and tea. Her favorite games include Citadels, Lost in R’lyeh, and Here, Kitty, Kitty!


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