Written by Intern Ben Skinner
Earlier this year on June 8th I was given the amazing opportunity of going to Rob Gronkowski’s pro football camp in Woburn, Massachusetts with ISlide. In Just my second week working here at ISlide as a summer marketing intern -- I was standing a few short feet from one of my favorite football players of all time. It was a surreal experience.
For those who don’t know, a Pro Camp with a famous athlete generally consists of a fun-packed weekend with a couple of hundred kids that get to run around, meet, compete in drills, and play with the athlete one on one. Now imagine that athlete is Rob Gronkowski, arguably one of the most lovable athletes with incredible energy that the sports realm has seen. It is safe to say that every kid there had an absolute ball.
We were set up on the very last table in the corner, but that did not stop us from attracting a hefty flow of families and kids to our table all day long. On our table, we had a Gronk camp Big-ISlide as seen below. It was a huge hit! Kids and adults alike would come up from all directions just to feel, hold, and take pictures with the big slide. My job was to deliver all of the pre-ordered custom slides to the families that ordered pairs with the Gronk Camp logo on top and personalized names and numbers on the sides. Here at ISlide, we have such a fast process and turnaround that we were able to offer these slides on our website only a few days before the camp started and still had all of the orders ready for pickup that Saturday.
Another big aspect of my job there was to successfully turn the curious people seeking out the big slide into customers. This turned out to be quite an easy task because the camp attendees immediately fell in love with our product. Not only for the design and personal customization, but also the amazing comfort and feel. My job quickly turned into processing orders on my phone in real-time as fast as I possibly could -- as the seemingly never-ending line of eager customers kept pouring in.Our ISlides make the perfect keepsake and gift for an awesome event such as Gronk’s ProCamp. The kids absolutely loved them. It’s the perfect memento for the kids to remember their amazing weekend with Gronk. Best of all, when they are all done playing -- they have an awesome new pair of slides to slip into when they take off their cleats. For more insight into the event, watch our recap video of this amazing event on our youtube page. Who is your favorite athlete that you’d like to meet someday?