Welcome to the Tournament Of Face Shields (TOFS)
When the pandemic struck in early 2020 we, at Body of Health Chiropractic & Wellness Center, saw where this was all headed and were early adopters of using Personal Protective Equipment to work with our patients. Trust me… It was as big of a bummer for us as it was for everybody else. I tried the surgical masks, the gaiter, and about every other face covering known to man. The big problem was that nobody could see my face to know if I was joking or not. If you know me, then you know that I LOVE to joke a lot.
This is when we picked up our first shipment of face shields. They were great! I could breathe and my smile meant something again. Most importantly, I was able to help patients feel secure and safe as we did what we could to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
There was one problem though. The top of the face shield had the words “FACE SHIELD”. Really? This is a face shield and not a plastic taco or something? I felt like having that on my forehead all day was going to be insulting to people’s intelligence.
So, the first thing I did was put a piece of white duct tape over those words. The VERY NEXT thing I did was find my dry erase marker. Every day since then I have had a different message on my forehead. Usually it’s something funny. Sometimes, it’s something poignant. Whatever, the message the goal has been to improve the lives of the people I work with one message at a time. I also started posting these face shields to our social media (Instagram | Facebook) for everybody to enjoy.
In the spring, I was just as sad as anybody that March Madness, the annual college basketball championship tournament was cancelled. To fill that void in my heart I devised a plan. It was the TOURNAMENT OF FACE SHIELDS!!! Here is how it works:
Each season of Tournament of Face Shields we pit face shields from the previous month against each other in a single elimination tournament. In the days leading up to the tournament, people have a chance to pick 4 face shields they think have the right stuff to become the champion. If one of their picks wins then they are entered into the grand prize drawing (something awesome every month). Then over the course of the next four days people can vote for their favorite face shields on Facebook as we work our way toward a single champion.
Join us for a really good time and awesome prizes. Help us celebrate turning an uncomfortable and awkward situation into something that is entertaining and fun.