We just celebrated Senior Night with the Canterbury basketball team this past Tuesday. My son Chase is only a junior, but time seems to be flying by – next year it will be his big night! Each year we honor our seniors prior to the start of the last home game. The players and their families are individually announced and acknowledged as they walk through a giant balloon arch. This year we had four senior players and one senior manager. We created personalized standees and banners of each senior. We ended up winning 58 to 49, not a huge margin, but a win’s a win – on to tournament play next week. Canterbury teams love it when there is a “Moyle” on the team – more stuff. Good luck, Cavs!
- The balloon arch was created with blue and white latex 11” balloons, a roll of white curling ribbon, six balloon weights, a helium tank (provided and stored at the school) and three sets of hands. The entire arch took about 30 minutes to complete. Once the assembly line was established, we were flying. We tied one end of the curling ribbon to the balloon weight and kept the remainder of the ribbon on the roll. We couldn’t decide how big we wanted the arch. One parent inflated the balloons, I tied the knot in the balloon (years of practice) and the third parent created an open knot/loop in the curling ribbon. We pulled the knotted end of the balloon through the loop, pulled it tight and moved on to the next balloon. We alternated blue and white, but any pattern could easily be established. Because we were moving so quickly, we made a huge arch and had to add extra weights to each end.
- The standees were made by Shindigz with straight on, high resolution photos that we simply uploaded to Shindigz.com when ordering. Fast and easy.
- The banners took a bit longer to prepare since we needed to collect a number of images per player to make a collage. The printing was the fast part by Shindigz.
- We also offered “after the game” cookies for players and parents, flowers for the moms, a senior gift and a certificate of accomplishment.
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