4/29/2022 0 Comments
Tiger's Pictionary Update
Sister Ida Know
Sister Ida Know is the 20th fully professed Sister of the San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Sister Ida has co-hosted Tiger's Pictionary at Number One Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest, San Diego, for over a decade as of 2022.
Tiger's Pictionary became an important part of my ministry when it was celebrating its sixth month of giving space for people to have fun on a quiet Wednesday night, while also giving space for a small event to help raise money for several of the community support organizations in San Diego County.
Tiger, or Saint Tiger, and I like to call this San Diego's longest running, weekly FunDraiser. Now in its 11th year, Tiger's Pictionary has raised over $100,000 for various San Diego organizations.
I enjoy Pictionary because the event fills a need to connect with people in a fun way. Sisters in many other cities have their own game nights for this type of ministry. It has been a valuable way to both be out with our community and to serve in helping others. Personally, it has helped me feel my own relevance.
When Covid-19 hit the world stage and forced its way across the land, people found it necessary to take much needed precautions, which included canceled events and closed businesses. Tiger's Pictionary went on hiatus and was mostly Facebook Live casted from Tiger's home.
As vaccination percentages increased and the rate of infections leveled the time came in May of 2021 to talk about bringing in-person Pictionary back. Paul Moo of the local leather community had attended and hosted Pictionary on a few occasions and he was motivated to help bring the event back to the outside patio at Number One Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest. I excitedly accepted the request to return as co-host.
There were a few differences. We sadly lost our Wednesday time slot as another event was scheduled in its place. Tuesday being open for us, we tried a few ways to make a start on this new night. Saint Tiger opened the first few events then handed the hosting duties over to Paul. Pictionary eased into a first and third Tuesday of each month and we were happy to see faces old and new. Having enjoyed ten successful game nights through the end of 2021, Tiger's Pictionary raised $2,349 for eight organizations which we are proud to serve.
Tiger's Pictionary resumed successfully on the first and third Tuesday of each month through the final months of 2021 resulting in a desire to return to a weekly format in 2022. Now Pictionary starts at 7:30PM and play and prizes go on until 10PM every Tuesday at Number One Fifth Avenue.
I enjoy hosting Tiger's Pictionary. I had co-hosted for years and had stepped in as host on the occasions when I was needed. I also enjoy that Pictionary is a great opportunity for our Postulant and Novice Sisters and Guards to understand the many ways we minister to our community as members of The San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Early on, Tiger handed over the fundraising and gift acquisitions to The San Diego Sisters and that tradition continues. Pictionary attendees may donate in person at the event or via PayPal.
Follow Tiger's Pictionary on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PictionaryNight/
Join the fun at Tiger's Pictionary every Tuesday night, 7:30 until 10:00 at #1 Fifth Ave, 3845 Fifth Avenue, Hillcrest, San Diego, 92103
For more history regarding Tiger's Pictionary, read our blog article This Tiger Earned Her Stripes Through Community Service.