Do you remember when you were a young child going to school? Every year the school would host an athletics day. For the senior school it was a serious sports affair where the students would race and compete for first, second and third positions. But when you were in primary school it was a fun social affair. You would participate in fun and entertaining challenges like the egg and spoon race and after you would all get a ribbon for participation. Well in order to raise funds for your chosen charity or foundation why not host an athletics carnival?
If you are connected to a local sporting house such as a tennis or soccer club, if you regularly go swimming or you have a large group of friends and family, get them involved in your athletics day. To begin with choose a location that is big and spacious enough to host all your guests or find perfect plan. A public park is good or you can go to a local public reserve or by a lake. Somewhere with a lot of field space that will be safe for people of all ages, from the very young to the wise and old. Next think of the activities you are going to host.
The egg and spoon race is an activity that goes back many decades. It is fun and easy to set up. All you will need are a number of eggs, these can be hard boiled if you have small children, or if you want to make things interesting they can be raw. Then get enough spoons to match you eggs. Another classic activity to host is the sack race.
A sack race is where you have all your participants stand inside of sacks, these can be potato sacks or pillow cases, and race each other to the finish line. They can hope, the can shuffle but they must stay on their feet inside the sack the entire time. The result of this race is an entertaining show to see who can stay on their feet and make it first to the finish line.
Other carnival games that are fun to play and can include people of all ages include, watermelon eating races, pie eating races, hurdles, hula-hoop contests and the three legged race. The key is to create an obstacle course type set up, so everyone can be involved in at least one activity and then they can rotate onto the next one.
Provide prizes for all your participants, these can be age appropriate, they can be comical prizes or a trophy. You can also provide ribbons to runner ups and other participants. These types of sports fundraising Adelaide can get your entire street involved and bring the community together. You can host a barbecue after and participants, friends and family can donate to your chosen charity or foundation.