It wasn’t too long after the Umpqua Bank Challenge that Eric Stride and I had to start planning for our next event. But this time it wasn’t your typical golf tournament. It was the Nike America Coaches Conference and PJS was hired to run the operations for a 2.5 hour competition at the Rose Garden Arena. And our only instructions were to make the 2.5 hours fun, yet competitive.
So, after brainstorming all of the crazy games we used to play as kids (and comparing which games were the best), we came up with 16 individual contests. In short, we had 2 hours to get 350 people thru each of the 16 events, along with playoffs (which was dodge ball of course!) and crown the winning team. It was craziness for that short period of time, but every person on the floor of the arena had a blast!
I always say that everyone who works for Peter “wears many caps” and we all pitch in to help everyone around here. And Tuesday was the prime example.
Each PJS employee was given a contest (or “event”) and they were not only responsible for being the Official, but also responsible for planning, preparing and owning their contest from start to finish.
Jeff Corbett ran the Football Quarterback Toss.
Katie Bullock was in charge of the Tug of War. And let’s just say Katie kept the competitors fired up throughout the entire event!
Not all games required athletic ability. Those that played the drinking game of Flip Cup back in college may have dominated at Amy Biery’s event.
The eldest on our PJS team, but also the youngest at heart, Blanche Norell, was in charge of Walk the Plank. It was a good test for our players to see how well they could work as a team to get the planks to the finish line.
Debbie Schrier managed the basketball Pop-A-Shot.
Other events included: a Bouncy House Obstacle Course (Official: Monica Cruz); 40-Yard Dash (Official: Les Tovani); Kneeling Ball Power Toss (Official: Drew Gilges); Miniature Golf (Official: Deanna Doty); Beanbag Toss/Cornhole (Official: Angela Norton); Balloon Relay Race (Official: Rebecca Salinas-Mesa) and many more.
At the end of the day, it was a great event for the NACC and a job well done by our entire PJS Staff!
We just might have to go into the referee business now!