Sparks-a-Rama is the Sparks version of AwanaGames™, where an emphasis is placed on learning sportsmanship from a biblical perspective. Sparks-a-Rama focuses on fun and meeting new friends through playing games.
The event began in 1955 when four Awana clubs competed against each other in the basement of Chicago’s North Side Gospel Center. Clubbers were allowed to participate if they had completed certain requirements, including passing Bible knowledge-based tests.
AwanaGames offers many benefits. Clubs develop a stronger identity and closer bonds amongst members. Kids are also motivated to attend club and complete handbook sections to qualify for their team, learning God’s Word in the process. Area churches and leaders are also able to connect with each other in an atmosphere of fellowship. Leaders are able to interact one on one with clubbers’ parents.
Most importantly, the gospel is presented at each Sparks-a-Rama competition, allowing unsaved family members and friends in attendance a chance to hear and respond to the plan of salvation, many for the first time.