Beer Pong Day
Beer Pong Day is observed next on Saturday, May 4th, 2024 (150 days from today).
Since May 6, 2006, Beer Pong Day has been celebrated on the first Saturday of May every year, and falls on May 7 of this year. Here's how a simple occasion to play the game turns into a day to celebrate the game itself.
History of Beer Pong Day
The day was first celebrated at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, on May 6, 2006, by Mr. Beer Pong (Jack Brosseit) and Mrs. Beer Pong (Mary Brosseit), and their eldest daughter. It was the graduation’s celebration of their youngest daughter, Miss Beer Pong.
While Beer Pong Day isn't old, the game itself goes back a long way. Beer pong was born, not by invention, but by evolution. And this evolution requires a significant number of appearances. Beer pong wasn't invented in a university, as you might believe, but the game actually evolved from something similar to table tennis, a game called Beirut (yes, like the capital of Lebanon). Beirut participated in using paddles to hit a ping pong ball into a cup.
Boston, Massachusetts, is often credited with adapting Beirut in the '60s and '70s to be beer pong, i.e. ditching the paddle and aiming the ball at the beer mug. Thus, the modern beer pong was born.
Some truths about Beer Pong Day
- BPong Championship
BPong.com hosts its annual beer pong championship event in Las Vegas, and the winner receives a $50,000 prize.
- Beer Pong Pandemic
More than 125 countries play beer pong today and the game continues to grow more and more with people customizing their own tables and playing online.
- Beirut: Civil War
Many people connect the competitive nature of beer pong (or Beirut) with the long-running Lebanese Civil War.
- The Beer-Pong Ban
In 2007, Georgetown University banned ping pong beer on its campus with students not allowed to own beer ping pong tables or even ping pong balls.
- Isla Vista
According to the Daily Nexus, 99.6% of neighborhoods in Isla Vista, California, have at least some type of beer pong setup, from wooden planks on trash cans to kitchen items.
How to celebrate Beer Pong Day
- Play beer pong
The only way to really celebrate beer pong on Beer Pong Day is to play beer pong. How about inviting your friends and make the most of it. Try it with different beers. The higher the level is, the stronger the beer is.
- Organize beer-bong championship
Take the next step of beer pong. Host a beer-pong championship in your neighborhood or university. You can open a pool and the winning team gets them all.
- Watch WSOBP
Not going to play? Well, you can still enjoy it with your friends by watching World Series of Beer Pong while sipping beer.
ObservedBeer Pong Day has been observed the first Saturday in May.
Saturday, May 7th, 2022
Saturday, May 6th, 2023
Saturday, May 4th, 2024
Saturday, May 3rd, 2025
Saturday, May 2nd, 2026
Jack Brosseit (Mr. Beer Pong)
Mary Brosseit (Mrs. Beer Pong)
Miss Beer Pong