Deadline for sign-ups near for Olympic Sports Day
July 12, 2012
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Team APG's Olympic Sports Day will feature a variety of Family-friendly events in addition to the competitive sports at several locations across post July 26.
"This event is not just for civilian and military personnel," said Master Sgt. John Cavaliere, Garrison APG interim command sergeant major. "It's also for our Family members, who are a large part of the Army Family."
Cavaliere said the day's team-building activities are expected to boost morale, fitness and esprit de corps.
Family-friendly events will include tug of war, a dunk tank, spades and Texas Hold-Em card games, Wii bowling, dominoes, billiards and ping pong.
For individuals and teams that have signed up, competitive events will include kickball, bowling, flag football, volleyball, basketball, golf competitions, relay race and softball.
Kid activities will include everything from bouncy houses, K9 demonstrations and bowling to arcade games and swimming. Event locations include Shore Park, Fanshaw Field, the recreation center and gym, Shine Field, CYSS Field and the bowling alley.
Cavaliere called Olympic Sports Day a unique opportunity for APG employees.
"The workforce, as a whole, doesn't get the opportunity often to step away from their busy schedules and gather for a day of fun outside the office," he said. "July 26 is that day, and we're hoping as many people as possible will take time to enjoy the fun."
An 8 a.m. formation on Fanshaw Field, followed by the national anthem and invocation, will kick off the daylong event.
CECOM and APG Commander Maj. Gen. Robert Ferrell and CECOM Command Sgt. Maj. Kennis Dent will speak to those gathered before the 9 a.m. start of the games and competition.
Cavaliere said water and shade tents will be provided for attendees at several locations, and lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Shore Park.
Attendees and participants will return to Fanshaw Field for a 3:15 p.m. awards ceremony, where individual and unit awards will be presented.
For more information, contact your unit representative.