The Virginia Promotional Products Association (VAPPA) held its annual Summer Social on July 25 at Bowl America in Glen Allen, Virginia. The enthusiastic crowd of regional association members competed for the title of most spirited, best dressed and bragging rights as the night’s top scoring team.

Friendly competition energized the evening, with attendees competing in teams with names like “This Is How We Roll,” “Brandito Bowl So Hard,” “Bad Ass Bowlers” and “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gutter,” among others. Teams showed team spirit in a number of ways, with some outfitting their players with team-branded attire and one company holding an afternoon pep rally to inspire their bowlers for the big game.

“This friendly competition at the VAPPA Summer Social reflects how professional competitors operate in the marketplace. There is a respectful camaraderie that inspires excellence and creativity within this community. It is fantastic to gather in a fun setting where we can appreciate each other as friends outside the workplace,” said Lisa Deanne, event coordinator and VAPPA Board member.

The Summer Social drew 48 members representing 12 distributor member companies and three supplier companies, including event sponsor BIC Graphic.

Winners for all categories will be announced at VAPPA’s Pinnacle Awards ceremony, held the evening of September 11, in conjunction with the VAPPA Fall Showcase on September 12 at the Short Pump Hilton in Richmond, Virginia.