Time for another Upward Sports™ Award Night quick tip. I highly recommend using response cards. Here’s the procedure I recommend:
Pass out cards to the adults as they arrive, and instruct them to go ahead and fill out the evaluation side before the event starts. After the gospel presentation, give people a moment to fill out the cards.
I don’t know if other performers offer this, but I can take care of this during my portion of the program. After the gospel presentation, I explain the cards and give people a few minutes to fill out the cards. Then I come back on and do one more routine while the cards are collected. That way, you don’t have to stop and collect cards later.
Finally, use the cards for the door prizes. That will greatly increase the number of cards turned in. You don’t need to give away a lot of prizes. If you take too long giving out an excessive amount of prizes, the program will start to drag. The kids are going to get something anyway. A handful of prizes is all you need.
Of course, there’s no point in taking up the cards if you aren’t going to follow up. Ultimately, the primary purpose of the league is to introduce kids and their families to Christ. Used correctly, the cards can be extremely helpful in reaching families and evaluating the effectiveness of the program.
Of course, I’d love to be a part of your event. You can visit my Upward Sports™ Award Ceremony Speaker page for more information.
(This is the fourth in a series of tips for making the most of your Upward™ Sports Award Night.)