This week was the 3rd Annual Wolters Kluwer Summer Office Olympics. Four sanctioned non-work work hours full of team challenges and competition.
This was my first year at the event and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. There were events such as team Jenga, Trivia, Sack Races and a feeding event involving Whoppers and a 10 foot pole. The day was beautiful and the opening ceremonies only injured one person.
The reason I mention the event here is a simple one. The Star Spangled Banner was performed. John and Charlotte did it as a duo and there were hands on hearts and it suddenly seemed like the real deal.
It is always a solemn moment. Great job guys!
Tom helped out on kazoo. I didn’t forget you man. Note our official games torch. It caused the injury. Lesson learned.
Though our team, Neon Green, did not win the event… we did have a great time.
Jenga at the crucial moment. No one could have pulled another block Brittney. No worries.
In the end we settled for participation and a group photo by nerd truly.
In the end the tie for first place and bragging rights came down to a grueling match of Rock Paper Scissors and Stephanie pulled out the win for the Hot Pink team narrowly edging out the Blood Red team.
Sportsmanship, comradery and competition… and a little music thrown in for good measure. Four hours well spent.
I’m already training for next year!
Well, not really…. but I will go.