Team Building with Basketball Events

If your team loves basketball, basketball events could be the perfect team building activity!. As cities slowly start to open back up, you can throw small parties using our equipment. Games build people up and create a sense of chemistry between teammates. Take a leap by using these tips to throw a basketball event!

Building a Team
Don’t miss out on bonding opportunities. Every good team player has a squad. Score some points with your staff by coordinating team building activities. It gives your group the opportunity to communicate face-to-face (even at a six-feet distance or through a screen), building relationships with one another, encouraging motivation and creativity, and sparking some joy through fun activities. 

Get into the Game
Fun Planners has the entertainment you need for your event. From game rentals and inflatables, our equipment will give your team something to rave about. Kick it off on the court with our selection of games:

  • Basketball Challenge: Players compete side-by-side in a free-throw competition. The balls are standard size and the basket is at the regulator free throw height!
  • Basketball Connect Four: This inflatable game is a fun, interactive take on the classic game of Connect 4 that we all know and love! Your team will go head-to-head with their opponents to shoot basketballs and try to match four in a row.
  • Basketball Double Shot: A two-player basketball competition with scoring timed electronically.
  • Basketball Free Throw: Using mini basketballs, your event guests will enjoy hours of fun shooting.  
  • Basketball Hoop: Feel like you’re really in the game with this standard adjustable basketball hoop with standard-sized basketballs.
  • Hoop Fever: A 9-foot tall basketball game with full-size balls and basket with metal frames.
  • Hoop Shot: An exciting two-player basketball game. Players compete to see who can get three shots in their basket first!
  • 3-Play: A 3-in-1 combo sports game that includes Football Quarterback Toss, Soccer Goal Kick, and Basketball Hoop Shot Challenge.
  • Multisport Stadium: With the colossal stadium, participants will enjoy the space to bounce around playing their favorite sports, including basketball, soccer, dodgeball, and volleyball. It can be used for team games or free play.
  • Inflate-A-Hoops: Players compete side-by-side in a free throw competition. Don’t let this inflatable fool you, the balls are regulator size and the basket is at the free throw height.
  • NBA Jam: A 4-player classic basketball arcade game!
  • NBA on NBC: Retro ‘90s 4-player classic basketball arcade game with a flat-screen TV!

Virtual Free Throws
If you’re not ready to socialize with people in-person yet, that’s okay — you can throw a virtual basketball game online. Take your team-building to the internet, drink some brews, and play online basketball games. Then, when the pandemic is over, give us a call to get back into the game.

We know you’re itching for human-to-human contact. In time, we’ll all be able to get back to the party. When that time comes, call Fun Planners, the Orlando team-building event experts, at 407-955-4949, or contact us online. We have a plethora of different games that can help YOU with team building. Our team is always here for you, near or far, and can help you take your event to the next level!  

Volunteer Recognition Day: Finding the Right Volunteers for Nonprofits

Volunteering gives people a way to contribute to the community while giving event organizers a much-needed helping hand. An added bonus: Volunteering can be the freeway for networking, growing relationships, and retaining work ethic. Clients are looking for event planners with great reviews and an outstanding reputation — a part of which comes from volunteers. In celebration of Volunteer Recognition Day on April 20th, we’ve created a guide on how to find the right volunteers for nonprofit events. 

Recruiting Events
Productive and excellent volunteers are out there — you just need to find them! Start by searching within your organization or the organization handling the event. Typically, people who are connected to the event are the most efficient and willing to help. The internet is also a great tool for finding volunteers. Post to social media, your website, and community groups. Groups, along with college websites, can help you find individuals who are looking for opportunities in event management, customer service, and nonprofit experience.

Set Expectations
By properly establishing your expectations for volunteers, they are able to understand your needs, better assist you, and carry out their responsibilities. Giving detailed information and guidelines for their tasks sets everyone up for success. You can be assured that they will be more productive and reliable. Communication is key.

Communicate Effectively
Communication is the best way to build relationships with your volunteers. By doing so, volunteers will feel more confident when approaching you, which leads to open doors to success and clarity. Prior to the event, volunteers should meet each other to start building their own communication and work better as a team.

Follow Up and Feedback
Don’t end your event by simply saying “thank you” and letting them go. Take the chance to receive valuable feedback that can aid you in carrying out an improved event next time. Their opinions will give you the information you need on how to better manage events. Plus, you can even retain volunteers for future events.

Finding volunteers can be challenging, but setting aside time to find the right ones will help you in the long run. Properly planning and preparing will help both you and your volunteers. Whether you’re an organization looking for team-building activities or an Orlando event planning group looking to host an interactive, fun, and unique event, we are here to help. We are your one-stop-shop for every game, activity, and carnival ride out there. Let us bring new life to your event. Call the experts at Fun Planners today at 407-955-4949, or contact us online. Our team can help take your event to the next level!

Best Events for Inflatables

If you are in charge of planning a corporate event, a large-scale fundraiser, or even a company anniversary party, one way to make sure fun can be had for all is to have an Orlando inflatable rental! Children and adults can have fun with an inflatable, and Fun Planners has a large variety of inflatables sure to make your guests happy. But what events could use an inflatable? Here are three that can help get the party started!

Church Festival

Church Festivals are great events as whole communities come together to enjoy what a festival has to offer, such as food, music, art, and entertainment. As for entertainment, one way to make a festival’s guests happy is an inflatable, such as our Cameron the Caterpillar for the little ones or our Basketball Connect Four for older guests. The latter is a unique interactive take on the classic game of Connect Four that we all know and love!

Company Picnic

A company picnic is a perfect time for employees to bring their families to meet the rest of the team. Parents love nothing more than to show off their bundles of joy, and children love nothing more than inflatables! Our 3-Play Sports Combo is perfect for children attendees as it features a football quarterback toss, a soccer goal kick, and a basketball hoop challenge — all rolled into one!

Team Building Day
For a lot of business owners, when they tell their team they are going to participate in a team-building exercise, he or she is met with groans and eye-rolling. But what about our Four Player Gladiator Pedestal Joust? Imagine how much fun your employees can have while trying to “dethrone” their opposition on a pedestal. Team building is ensured because it is two on two, meaning collaboration must happen to help secure a win.

For more information on our wide assortment of  Orlando inflatable rental, call Fun Planners today at 407-955-4949, or contact us online. Our inflatables can help take your event from just to OK to just amazing!