The Big Idea! How CoolToss™ was born...
Our story starts with a group of friends with a
passion for football. Each year, we travel together for a football
weekend to watch our favorite NFL team. In the beginning, we traveled to
Cincinnati, OH and saw tailgaters playing the game known as “Corn
Hole”, tossing corn-filled bags onto boards 20-feet apart. We
thought the game was a lot of fun and a great way to spend time with
friends and family. We thought, “why not bring this game back to our
home towns to share at our next outing.”
Next our football trip took us to Tampa Bay, FL
for another NFL match up. The night before the game, we purchased
two five gallon buckets at a local bait n’ tackle shop to use for
coolers, filling them with beer and ice for tailgating. While
tailgating, advertisers were handing out small, soft footballs as
promotional items. Given our competitive nature, we started tossing
these footballs into our buckets, challenging each other to our own
game of toss. To make it more of a game, we decided to place the
buckets 20-feet apart and created rules for scoring points. Needless
to say, we had a lot of fun and attracted a lot of attention.
Based on this, a few of us had a great idea. “Why not
create a game that is both fun and functional?” Our idea has developed
into a new and one-of-a-kind (patent-pending) product, called Cool Toss™.
Cool Toss™ combines the function of a cooler with the fun of a game.
Finally, we made our idea a reality by developing a
product ready for market. With our Cool Toss™ creation in tow, we traveled
around the country, visiting San Francisco’s Fleet Week, a Blue Angel’s
air show, local taverns and parks, football games in Atlanta, Baltimore,
Buffalo and San Francisco, the rodeo in San Antonio and the beaches in
Florida, California and Texas. Everywhere we went with Cool Toss™, people
asked where they could get their own Cool Toss™. The response has been
overwhelmingly positive and we know everyone can be a winner with their
own Cool Toss™.