For the past decade, BRR has participated in a variety of “canstruction” donation efforts. Our teams have built a steamboat, giant Pez dispensers, an Angry Birds scene and The Emerald City, but this year we wanted to do something a little different.
Combining some of our favorite things, giving back and golf, Kansas City’s 2016 take on canstruction was our Holiday Giving Classic at the Canstruct-a-Putt Course!
Nine teams were formed out of the 170+ team members in our Kansas City office, and each team was responsible for purchasing non-perishable goods, designing and constructing a par-3 putt-putt hole.
Leave it to an architecture firm to design some creative holes, we saw everything from a scene from the movie “Elf”, an Operation Game, Plinko and a replica of the Griswold Family Christmas tree (from “Christmas Vacation”).
Team members were able to play the course on Wednesday, December 7th, after all the putt-putt holes had been assembled. It was a great opportunity to see everyone step away from their desks and have some fun, all for a good cause.
BRR employees raised over $3,200 for their non-perishable goods, which BRR then matched, and added an additional contribution, raising the total value of our charitable donation to almost $7,000. Each team selected where their goods would be donated to, and some of those charities included Harvesters, Ronald McDonald House, Della Lamb, Safehome, Jewish Family Services and Operation Breakthrough.
“My favorite part of the event was watching the putt-putt holes come to life,” said Stacy Behlmann, who co-organized the event. “It was so fun to see how the teams interpreted the challenge, and used non-traditional items to build some amazing structures.”