How To Have An Awesome Sports Banquet
When people think of major events, most do not consider sports banquets to be near the top of the list. But, for younger athletes (especially those in elementary and middle school) sports banquets are often seen as a big deal. In fact, if you were once an athlete, do you remember what it felt like to get a trophy at the end of your season? We would like to think that you waved that trophy high above your head with a big smile on your face!
And, for those of you who had the chance to attend a sports banquet, we are sure that you had a blast enjoying the food, desserts, and dancing with your friends to the DJ. So, wouldn’t it make sense that you would want the next generation of athletes to have the same experience?
Why should you have a sports banquet?
If we haven’t convinced you yet, sports banquets can be very meaningful to athletes. Not only do they honor those who have had a great season, but they also celebrate everyone else on the team.
Additionally, if you are the head of your school’s athletic department, you should know that sports banquets make students feel a sense of accomplishment. In the end, there is a greater chance that they will be back to play next year!
How can you have an awesome sports banquet?
The first thing you need to do is take it seriously.
We aren’t saying that you shouldn’t make it fun, but we are saying that you shouldn’t slack off during the planning stages. Don’t rent out a pizza joint or take everyone out for burgers. You should rent out a hall or have it at a restaurant with a private party room. We also suggest that you try to host it somewhere that appreciates sports and athletes such as a sports bar or restaurant!
Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate, award, award, award!
Don’t just go to the local thrift store and buy all of their trophies and medals. You should order from a reputable company that sells, manufactures and engraves moderately-priced medals and trophies. Also, try to personalize everything if possible!
Don’t be afraid to go all out, especially if the budget allows it!
Like we mentioned in the scenario above—call a DJ, get a band, get catered food, decorate the venue with your school or organization’s colors, and put together a slideshow. There are so many things you can do to make a sports banquet more than just another “get-together.”
In the end, don’t look at sports banquet as just another event you need to plan this year. If you value what the athletes are doing for your school or organization, taking the time to reward them with a spectacular party is definitely something they deserve! And, if you need a Philadelphia catering company to provide the food, we can surely help you with that!