The Story of Halifax PLAYS
Successful Beginnings: The Summer of 2012
We also had countless kind volunteers helping us along the way to make everything run smoothly, and for them, we are ever grateful (visit the “Recognizing Key Volunteers” fore more). With their efforts, costs for our leagues were just 20-30% of our competitors, despite us providing superior service, a more fun experience & even better equipment than most similar Halifax leagues, at least according to the overwhelmingly positive feedback we got from our many players!
How the Success Continued...
Hopes, Dreams & Sports
It has been a long road since Halifax PLAYS’ inception in 2012. Throughout this time we have faced many challenges and learnt many lessons through the hard work of our volunteers, board members, employees, and players. One of the lessons we have learnt as an organization is that of our role. In the early days of Halifax PLAYS we used to try to oversee and influence all leagues to be managed in our vision. Our volunteer managers felt otherwise and showed us by leaving our organization. We now know that it is our responsibility not to control leagues but to simply support our fantastic volunteers. Our volunteer league managers know their community, how it can most successfully be organized, and the individual players and teams that comprise the league. By stepping back and giving volunteers more creative freedom they are able to create personalized and quality leagues beyond our capabilities. Volunteers may make mistakes along the way but we are all able to learn from this as a community and continue to expand and improve our recreation offerings.