The nonprofit Forward Motion is getting in on the action with a new bar concept that speaks to your inner child. According to Time, the organization hosted a funding party for the world’s first “ball pit bar.” Founder Ryan Lum explained what it took to get the project off the ground.
“It took a little over a year to actually make it happen as the biggest obstacle was trying to raise enough money to purchase 40,000 ball pit balls,” he told Mashable. “After several failed crowdfunding attempts, I decided to just start selling tickets to [the] event that didn’t even exist. It took a long time trying to raise the money but it was all worth it in the end.”
Lum says the reactions have been really positive, which is not surprising.