Months after the VCU Quidditch team successfully raised enough funds to appear in the sport’s annual tournament, World Cup 8, the payoff was reached.
A growing national trend is slowly finding its way into Richmond as businesses in the third-most tattooed city in America begin offering incentives to their logo-tattooed customers and employees alike.
Student clubs and organizations are complaining they haven’t seen any of the $200,000 the SGA pledged to distribute this semester.
Tommy McPhail loves Quidditch — so much so that he’s willing to let a potential stranger choose the style and placement of his next tattoo in order to help the VCU team get to this year’s World Cup.
Never mind the fact that the game is inspired by the fantasy book and film series Harry Potter, the hula hoop-like goals or the straddling of brooms, Quidditch is quickly sweeping the nation and there’s nothing magical about its emergence.