Tyrone, Pennsylvania hosts the largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament in Central Pennsylvania, called HoopsFest (http://www.hoopsfest.net/). This past weekend my friend Erik played in this tournament. HoopsFest benefits Joshua House, which is a 501c(3) non-profit committed to serving the local community. Participants register as a team, and the event provides a rally point for the whole community to come together to lift themselves up. There are hundreds of teams, many corporate sponsors, and a huge fan base. It is inspiring.
Tyrone, PA has created their own rally point. They bring the whole community — and the extended community, and distant fans, and corporations — together around this amazing event. What is YOUR rally point? If you want to do something great with a team, a rally point is magical. If you have a great venture in mind, and need a team, do a bit of work to discover a rally point! Here are a few ideas …
– Gather 3 to 5 of your buddies together for an evening, and together think of 100 ideas for a rally point. Do not judge the ideas as you go. Rather, just list them as soon as the ideas are suggested.
– When you hear, “Oh, that’s a good one!” just circle that one quietly, and keep going. You might have 5 circles by the time you have 100 ideas. Or maybe more?
– Starting with the 5 circles, read them out and build off of them to generate 5 ideas for each circle. Out of the 25 ideas, you have a possible rally point.
– Try out this rally point by mentioning it to other friends and acquaintances. See what sticks. You might have a grand idea that pulls together a team … and a broader community.
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