A fun program where teams develop their
creativity and give back to the community.
Teams of 8-10 people are given a wide assortment of materials and non-perishable food items which they use to design and build their own miniature golf hole. Teams then take turns playing the other teams’ holes and rate them to earn food items which will be donated to a local food pantry.
Agenda & Activities
Welcome & Warm-Ups (10-15 minutes) Atlanta Challenge staff welcome the group and set expectations for the event. We then lead some fun warm-up activities that get the group moving and ready to fully participate.
Optional: Fundraising Challenges (30-90 minutes) The teams earn revenue for the main event by working through a series of assignments that require brainstorming, collaboration, planning and creative problem-solving. Some of the possible activities include team and/or school trivia, brainteasers, or hands-on team projects (activity selection is determined based on space available, time allowed and goals of the group).
Design Session (5-10 minutes) Participants review the materials available to them and the “budget” they have for acquiring the materials. The group then reaches a consensus for their design.
Building Phase (30-60 minutes) Teams build their own unique mini-golf hole using the materials and food items provided, along with their own ingenuity. This challenge requires a great deal of cooperation, trust and “start to finish” planning to enable the team to be successful.
Playing (30-60 minutes) Teams play their way through the other team’s holes, evaluating each hole’s quality and creativity. The competition heats up as teams vie for the best overall score.
Scoring (5-10 minutes) Each team submits their scores for playing the various holes, and their evaluations of the other holes. Best scores for playing, creativity, and quality are announced, as well as the overall high scoring team.
Donation Prep (5-10 minutes) After the main event, the food items are loaded up and donated to a local food bank or other charity.
Team Review & Wrap-up Activity (5-10 minutes) The team shares their observations about how they performed, and how to apply those lessons to specific situations faced at school. We end with a fun, but thought provoking activity and a great group picture.