Local couple creates new lawn game, donates portion of proceeds to charity

Posted at 9:25 AM, May 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 09:27:47-04

Western New Yorkers know KanJam, but it's time to make room on your lawn for a new game called First-n-Ten.

The game was created by North Tonawanda couple Jean and Mike Wolf. Mike was inspired to create the game after a holiday spent playing games with friends in his back yard. While at the grocery store, Mike saw a goal post display and immediately ran home to write down his ideas for a new game.

First-n-Ten requires a team of two people. Each team has two frisbees. Team members stand at the goal posts opposite of each other, trying to assist in getting a frisbee to hit the post, go through the middle, or onto one of the posts. The first team to 21 points wins.

Jean and Mike run the business together out of their North Tonawanda home, shipping orders from the stack of games in their basement. 

"Getting to create something with someone you love is incredible," says Jean. Jean is a stage 4 cancer survivor, so parts of the proceeds from the game go toward pediatric cancer research. The Wolfs also plan to donate part of their sales to their church, which is in desperate need of repairs.

There is a First-n-Ten tournament scheduled for June 2nd at Buffalo Riverworks. Money from the event will be donated to Carly's Club.

You can find out how to buy one of the games or register for the tournament here.