Helping Food Banks through Teamwork
Compete to build the tallest freestanding tower with canned and boxed food! Or use those items to construct a miniature golf course on which you play? Sound like fun? It’s all for a good cause: to donate food to the North Texas Food Bank while putting some valuable team building skills into practice. Did we mention that it’s also fun? First, teams are formed, each team with its own name, banner, and cheer. Then, they face off in several challenges like Jumbo Cup Stacks or Gutter Launchers to gather canned and boxed foods much like a scavenger hunt. Then, with building materials in hand, the main event of tower building or miniature golf course constructing begins.
Trolleys: Texas Skis
- Challenge: Team members use long skis with hand ropes to maneuver from start to finish as quickly as possible. The only way to move is if everyone coordinates their movements.
- Takeaway: Synergy of communication and action, leadership skills
Tarp Pop Basketball
- Challenge: This is a nontraditional style of basketball. All members hold the edges of a large tarp to launch a 42-inch ball several feet to teammates holding an extremely large basket. Timing is critical for a successful launch and catching.
- Takeaway: Communication and synergy
- Challenge: Teams transfer tennis balls from storage bin to shooter through a series of obstacles using special tools. Each shooter launches the balls to a team member holding the target bucket some distance away. Don’t let a ball touch the ground or you must start again.
- Take away: Roles and responsibilities, collaboration and coordination.
Jumbo Stacking Cups
- Challenge: In relay style, members carry their cups through an obstacle course to the building site, where the goal is to build the tallest self-supporting cup tower. Each player must place a cup before the next member starts. Everyone carries once before anyone can carry a second time. The process may go smoothly until the tower grows tall. Teams compete to get that “one more cup” advantage. One false move, you’ll crash the tower and must begin again.
- Takeaway: Planning, communication, and coordination.
Tallest Tower Build (option 1)
- Challenge: Working together as a team to create the tallest tower out of cans that will be donated.
- Takeaway: Strategy and communication
Build Mini-Golf Holes (option 2)
- Challenge: Working together as a team to arrange cans and other supplies to build a miniature golf hole. Teams then form a golf course with all of the holes and compete on it for the lowest score.
- Take away: Strategy and communication
These are examples of activities that are similar to those that may be used for your group. When we learn more about your team, we will select and design the ideal activities for you.
Our mission is to Connect People in Fun Ways. Group Dynamix sets it self apart from other "team building" by focussing on the needs of our clients. How do we do this? Our Facilitators. Each one is named Francis and they are equipped to customize and execute events in professional, engaging, and fun ways. Our Franci take an environment of fun, connection, and development and consistently exceed expectations. Our activities and toys are great, but our staff bring everything to life. That's not just how we feel. Our past clients agree!
The Principles We Follow:
- 100% participation 100% of the time for 100% fun — There are no waiting lines. All teams are always engaged by rotating through activity stations.
- All Play — Participants might have different energy levels or capability to play a game, and that’s okay. Because games have different roles, there is always a place of everyone to contribute to the team effort.
- Team Play — It’s not about the athlete; it’s about the team. Exceptional teamwork results in exceptional scores.
You Can Expect These Benefits:
- Energizes participants and builds camaraderie
- Enhances collaboration and problem-solving
- Builds relationships, respect, and appreciation