Olympic gold medalists and professional athletes are now endorsing “The Games.” Heisman Trophy winner and NFL standout Ricky Williams, is currently The 420 Games main spokesperson.
Those at the top of their fitness game are joining in The 420 Games landslide movement to dispel familiar myths about the plant and to de-stigmatize cannabis use. As the games head strong into a second year, Newsweek, TIME, The Atlantic, Elite Daily, and sports publications such as Runner’s World have been paying attention.
“Interest is extremely high and people are eager to come away from an era of prohibition and misinformation, into an enlightened time where they can live their lives the way they feel is appropriate, without fear of judgment or even worse, going to jail, “said 420 Games Founder Jim McAlpine. “It’s an awesome thing to see mainstream media writing about us in such a positive light, another sign that the times are changing for the better.”
Power Plant Fitness Challenge and The World’s First Cannabis Gym
In celebration of announcing the world’s first cannabis gym by Power Plant Fitness, The 420 Games Seattle will feature the Power Plant Fitness Challenge.
Participants will be given the opportunity to compete in feats of strength. endurance, and speed, including the Ricky Williams 40-yard dash.
McAlpine has recently launched an athletic line of cannabis products and in partnership with Ricky Williams, the duo plans to open the world’s first cannabis gym in San Francisco this November.
In just two years The 420 Games has experienced massive growth and currently boasts a viral fan base of over 60,000 people on Facebook. Beginning in 2014 as a small, regional event with around 200 people, events in 2016 are expected to draw more than 10,000 participants together in camaraderie.
Now a four-state, six-city tour, 2016 includes California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Series producers said they plan for more national markets and a Canada/International Tour in 2017. “The 420 Games Seattle offers participants a chance to participate in the effort to forge a new respect for cannabis users,” according to a prepared statement from the event sponsors.
What: The 420 Games Seattle
When: Sunday July 31st 2016, 8AM – 2PM
Where: Warren G. Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115
Highlights of the games include:
• LIVE Music from reggae great Pato Banton
• Beer Garden sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company
• The 420 Games Power Plant Fitness Challenge:
A strength and endurance challenge which will include
the infamous Ricky Williams 40 yard dash.
• More TBA!