About Us

Tailgating Sports, LLC was founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs Brandon Spady and David Jenkins. Both are professional mechanical engineers from Virginia Tech. Brandon is the visionary of BucketBall™ and is an accomplished web programmer and product designer, as well as creator of the popular brands CoinToss and CornholeACE. David is a well-experienced graphic, web, and product designer who was responsible for bringing countless complex projects to life until leaving the company in 2017. Since then, Brandon has been leading the company and its endeavors to expand the reach of BucketBall™ and many other products of Tailgating Sports, LLC.

The Origin Of BucketBall™

In the summer of 2013, a group of our friends went down to Nags Head, NC for vacation. Since we carpooled and had very limited car space, we were unable to bring our surf boards, body boards, skim boards, or cornhole bags/boards. After a few days of throwing around a football, we got bored pretty quick and wanted something else we could all play. So we went to the local beach stores to see what we could find.

At the beach store, we came across some beach buckets and tennis balls and suddenly we had the idea of playing an oversized game of beer pong. We bought what we needed, went back to the beach, set up the game, and had an absolute blast. While we played, it seemed like every person that walked by constantly asked, "What’s that game you’re playing?", "That game looks like a lot of fun!" ,"Where can I buy the game?", and "Can I play with you all?"

With all of the awesome comments and publicity we received, we knew we were onto something. When we got home, we did some research and found there was no product like it on the market. We decided to take the opportunity handed to us and we named the game BucketBall™, created our logo, and developed the game as it’s known today! 

Today, BucketBall™ continues to bring fun and excitement to people’s lives each and everyday and has been sold in all 50 states and in over 10 countries. If you haven't already done so, come join the party!