Our Teambuilding Options

Activities With Attitude

Play for Keeps

Event Description

It’s time for your team to relive their childhood and improve the childhood of others at the same time during this event, which benefits a non-profit. The non-profit is one that needs sports equipment donated in order to thrive – Boys & Girls Club of America, Police Athletic Leagues or a multitude of others. We’ll provide a list of suggestions, but the final choice is yours!

Before the event date, our event leader contacts the non-profit to determine what type of sports equipment they need. This equipment is then purchased and relay games are created using this. Additional equipment from our warehouse is implemented to enhance the delivery of the games. As the group enters the event area, excitement fills the air. Colorful flags are on display, jock rock fills the air getting the group pumped up for the event and participants receive team identification that gets them to the lane line they’ll be competing in that day. Next, the emcee kicks off the event, welcoming the group and introducing the charity that will receive the game equipment at the end of the day.

Then, it’s time for the games to begin! Half of the teams play, while half watch the first game. Then they switch places, so those who were watching get to play and this rotation goes on throughout the activity. This gives players a well-deserved rest in between games. The number of relays played will vary dependent on the chosen length of the event, but a good rule of thumb is one new game every 15 minutes. Relay games – which are submitted for your approval prior to the event - will vary based on what equipment the charity requests, but sample games could include:

  • Teammates line up in a straight line. The first person passes a softball from a bucket full of softballs at the front of the line over their head to the next person who passes it under their legs to the next person, who passes it over their head to the next person and so on until all of the softballs in the bucket at the start of the line are transferred to the bucket at the end of the line. Which team will be the fastest?
  • Teammates take turns running out to retrieve footballs, scattered throughout their lane line. But they must return them according to the number written on the ball. So, the number 1 football must be found first, followed by the number 2 football and so on. How fast can they hike their footballs back to their quarterback?
  • One teammate holds a Hula Hoop above their head, while the rest of the teammates take turns trying to toss soft flying discs through the hoop. How many can they get through the target before time is called?
  • Teammates line up and take turns rolling a basketball so it comes to rest onto a target on the ground. If they are successful, the target is moved further down the lane. If they miss, it stays where it is until one of their teammates is successful. Which team will get all the way down the lane first?
  • It’s time for the team obstacle course! Teammates must run the rings, Hula-Hoop 5 times and then dribble a soccer ball around some cones. The quickest time wins this game.
  • Teammates must walk with a tennis racket between their legs to the end of their lane line without dropping the tennis ball that’s on it. If it drops, they must pick it up and start from the drop point before carrying on. What a racket and who will net the points for the fastest time?
  • Teammates race, one at a time, on skateboards across their lane line. The only challenge is, they must sit on it and propel themselves with their hands, which have boxing gloves on them! In addition to the games, teams must work on a team banner during their down time in between games. This allows for one more donation - the markers – but teams also earn bonus points if theirs is voted the most creative banner in the banner parade past the emcee at the end of the event.

At the end of the event, the emcee reveals which team won based on points earned for performance in the games plus any bonus points earned for the best team banner. After they come forward to collect their award medals, the real prize winner - the charity - comes forward to collect the equipment donated by your company. So, whether your participants win or lose their game, they were all good sports for participating in an event that gives kids the gift of play!

Inclusions

  • Set, strike and delivery of an event for teams of 12 participants
  • Professional event leader and assistant(s) to emcee and organize the event
  • Bandanas as team identification for each participant
  • Event equipment including supplies for games and donated goods
  • Award medals for each participant on the winning team
  • Coordination including delivery to a local non-profit to receive the donation
  • DJ to provide sound system and play music throughout the event

Additional Event Information

Ideal Group Size

40 or more participants

Ideal Team Size

12 participants per team

Event Length

2 – 3 hours

Event Location

This event can be held indoors or outdoors

Level of Customization

Client logo on award medals

Event Elements

Relationship building, competition, problem solving, strategy, creativity, time management, high-energy

Charitable Elements

Equipment used for the games (balls, hula hoops, etc.) is donated to the charity.

Space Requirements

Approximately 18 sq. ft. per person

Set Up Required

Six or eight foot draped and skirted tables as needed for supplies (dependent on number of participants). Power for the DJ (standard outlet) is required.

Note:  Based on event location and group size, event details may differ slightly from above description