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July 2018

Spotlight: Burns & McDonnell Teams

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Looking for the perfect place to have fun with co-workers while building teamwork and communication skills at the same time? Look no further than Volleyball Beach! Several local and national companies in Kansas City have one or more employee teams participating in league play at Volleyball Beach. Recently we spoke with Rachel Gatling from Human Resources at local engineering firm Burns & McDonnell about how playing on a team with coworkers has led to positive impact in the workplace.

Burns & McDonnell Teams

Rachel first got involved with Volleyball Beach three years ago when she played on a team with friends and acquaintances. She enjoyed it so much that she decided it might be fun to get some of her co-workers involved. One thing led to another and now Volleyball Beach is happy to host a total of five teams made up of Burns & McDonnell colleagues!

According to Rachel, individual teams from Burns & McDonnell typically include members of a specific department – but they even have a team made up exclusively of their interns! Rachel said that playing on teams at Volleyball Beach has made a significant impact in the work ethic and teamwork in the office. According to Rachel, “Playing at Volleyball Beach is definitely great exercise and a way to get to know each other better. It’s also been fun to hang out socially and catch up at Happy Hour before games.”

We all know that 9-5 work can be tough, but we can’t think of a better way to end the day than by leaving the desk (and work shoes!) behind and putting your toes in the sand at Volleyball Beach! What’s not to like about blowing off a little steam by spiking the ball for a win – and then relaxing on our beachside deck with one of our many fresh-made cocktails in hand while sharing a plateful of appetizers with your favorite coworkers?!

New leagues are now forming, so rally a few coworkers, form a team, and share some great times outside of the office at KC’s one and only Volleyball Beach!

Wanting to stage an extra special workday-getaway? Volleyball Beach can host your company’s own “skip day” most any Monday through Friday. Don’t let anyone “beach” you to it – book your event now! Click here to send us a message to learn more and reserve your date!

 

Fall League Registration begins July 20th!

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Summer leagues may be coming to an end, but the fun doesn’t stop at Volleyball Beach! It’s time to rally together your crew and get ready to plant your toes in the sand with a volleyball in hand as online registration for fall sessions begins Friday, July 20, 2018 promptly at 9:00 AM!

Please note – our fall sessions will fill up fast! Current Summer League teams have until Monday, July 16, 2018 to reserve their spots. Fall League play begins Wednesday, August 15, 2018, with play Sundays through Fridays and sessions starting as early as 5:00 PM continuing into late evening sessions that start at 10:15 PM.

(Please note, after Fall Leagues are completed, “Winter Digs” in the dome is completely “first come, first serve” with no held session reservations.)

Not enough members in your crew – or looking to join a team and make some new friends? Check out our Find a Player page!

Don’t forget to join us for Free Play and Happy Hour at the Beachside Bar and Grill weekdays from 4:00-6:00 pm! We have a delicious selection of great eats – from nachos to pizza and everything in between. In need of a refreshing cocktail or ice-cold beer? Our resident mixologists take pride in their craft and are happy to help you quench your thirst. Also, be on the look-out for Howard’s Hydration Libations – specials on drinks when it is 90 degrees or hotter!