When Founders Matt and Lauren Borawski were married they never imagined they would start their own obstacle course business.
It all started in 2014. Matt was teaching fitness classes and working in the childcare center of their local gym. A parent, impressed by his work with the kids, asked him to run a sports-related activity at his block party. Inspired by Matt's love of endurance races and his creative design and construction skills, Lauren suggested, "why don't you build an obstacle course?" Matt knew how much kids love to challenge themselves and he thought it was a great idea.
After many trips to the local hardware store, Matt built a small version of their obstacle course right in their driveway, and also created certificates and prizes. After piling everything into their car, including their 11-year old daughter, Jade, they set out for the event.
The block party was a huge hit! Parents and children were playing together on the obstacles and having a great time. Folks kept saying how amazing it was and asked, "Do you do birthday parties?", "Do you come to schools?"
Just like that, Matt and Lauren knew they had a business.
The block party taught them that there was a real need for a fun, physical activity that would bring folks of all ages and abilities together in the comfort and convenience of their own location. And not just an activity, but an experience, that would be personalized and motivational and boost confidence and self-esteem. Matt and Lauren made the decision to create a portable obstacle course business that would be unique. It would be different from the brick and mortar ninja gyms or companies with inflatables.
Child's Play Challenge Courses has become a mobile industry leader setting the standard in the fitness and entertainment industry. We receive calls from all over the country from folks who say they can't find anything else like us. We have created our own unique niche to make the moments and the memories that make all the difference in the world for someone.
I just wanted to say a big big thank you!! The kids and parents enjoyed it so much!! This was the best birthday ever and no exaggeration!"
Floren and Mike Pressman
We wanted to send a very heartfelt thank you! We are so appreciative of all the effort that you put into Marla's birthday party - between the creativity of the "Floor is Lava" course to helping us find a location indoors! The kids had a blast! As always, you bring out the best in them! So thank you!! We look forward to the next party or class that we do together!"
I just wanted to say thank you for an AMAZING party. The kids really enjoyed themselves. I really appreciate your last minute accommodations and flexibility throughout. I look forward to booking with you again in the future. Thanks again!"