In a fast-paced charity team building workshop, the employees of a manufacturing company seized the chance to live out the theme of their event.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Shows Dedication to Service
On a typical Arizona day, about 15 employees from W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., a manufacturing company, met for series of high-level meetings. The group had reserved a meeting room at the Mountain Shadows Resort, in Scottsdale, AZ. Located at the foot of Camelback Mountain, the area was inspirational in its natural beauty. The theme of the event was “Joined in Service, Together Improving Life – Living the Brand”. In pursuit of that goal, the group came together for Magnovo’s Mission: Military Care™ charity team building workshop to benefit Central Arizona Blue Star Moms.
A Dynamic and Fun Charity Team Building Workshop
The group divided into two teams that competed for items used to prepare care packages for deployed and returning service members as part of the Mission: Military Care™ program. Once each team acquired a sufficient number of care package items, they raced to assemble the kits and prepare them for shipping to American troops deployed overseas.
The games and activities encouraged participants to strengthen communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. Our goal was to hone skills that would benefit W. L. Gore & Associates long after we all left Scottsdale. Everyone’s laughter and cheers filled the room, making the program not just productive but fun, too. The most popular games were the Selfie Challenge, Card Predict, Back in Order, and Marble Roll.
Serving Central Arizona Blue Star Moms
Toward the end of the workshop, Stephanie Nelson arrived. She was on-hand to represent the Central Arizona Blue Star Moms. Ms. Nelson was wowed at the number of care packages the group had completed. She thanked everyone and shared a few stories of Blue Star families and their sacrifices to the country. There was barely a dry eye in the place by the time she was finished speaking.
Even though this was a small group, they were powerful, and had a strong competitive streak! They blew through the target number of care packages we presented to them. Samantha the team leader mentioned she wanted to do additional events for smaller groups within the company; she indicated how pleased she was about how the event turned out. Participants remarked at how much they enjoyed the chance to put the high-level concept of joining in service into action in a tangible way that benefited local service members’ families.