Twenty years ago, brothers, Will & Kris Kirksey never could have imagined that their chosen career paths would lead to corporate event planning and festival coordination. Will had just graduated from Furman University in Greenville, SC and was beginning a job as a manager in human resources. Kris was finishing up his undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina and was exploring employment opportunities.
Looking to make some extra money we ventured into the weekend festival business with our original speed pitch game. Kris a talented baseball player and sometimes pitcher had a baseball radar gun he used to track the speed of his pitches. At the time not a lot of players had this tool and he was often solicited to bring out the baseball radar gun to chart pitches at different baseball jamborees and events. After volunteering this piece to several different organizations their father suggested that they try making the radar gun set up into a game and charge patrons at some local festivals to "guess their speed." After a successful first event Will & Kris decided to take the speed pitch game on the road. Soon Will and Kris were not only servicing local events in Spartanburg and Greenville, but were traveling to Columbia, Charleston, Charlotte North Carolina, Atlanta Georgia, and all the large and small towns in between with the Guess Your Speed Game.
As Kirksey Amusement's business grew they added new pieces. The Orbitron was their first ride. Thousands have gone for a twirl on the Gyro. Soon after acquiring the orbitron, inflatables began to get popular so moonbounces, slides, obstacle course's, and every different type of bounce house was added to the inventory. Kirksey Amusement's also carries a wide variety of rides and amusements for kids and adults. From the trackless train, swing ride, tubs of fun ride, ferris wheel, and rock wall, Will & Kris have the ride, game, inflatable, or amusement to complete any party, event, festival, corporate picnic, or church function.
Twenty years of hard work, good service, safe rides, and competitive pricing have enabled Will & Kris to become one of the leading amusement ride providers in the southeast. Companies, churches, schools, and colleges, such as BMW Manufacturing, Disney, Milliken, Greenville Events, Wofford College, Anderson University, Charlotte Greek Festival, and First Baptist Charlotte, have all used Will & Kris Amusements for their events. Will & Kris are focused on safety and always put their customers first. No matter the size of the event, Will & Kris will work with the organization to ensure a top quality rides and attractions at a fair price. From small school fundraising carnivals, to large corporate functions and town festivals, consider Will & Kris Amusements for all your event planning and coordination needs.