Hope Olympics are back!
It all started when the “Fun Committee” wanted to get back to having fun like we used to prior to COVID. The committee decided to bring back the summer Hope Olympics.
Tammy Wruck, human resources generalist, pulled together several activities including a water balloon target, the water relay race, a regular relay race, egg and spoon race, Frisbee balance, ball in hoop, football throw, football tug of war, and bean bag toss.
“Even though some of the participants were disappointed we had a non-human target to throw the water balloons at, they still really liked that activity,” Tammy said.
She added, “I heard a lot of good reviews from several participants that said they had a lot of fun.”
The best part was watching everyone play each game, then receiving a medal for their participation. Following the games, everyone had a popsicle to cool off.
Cecily Storm, quality intellectual disability professional, (QIDP), coordinated an art project inside. The participants had so much fun splashing and splattering paint.
The second day the games moved inside due to the rain that turned into a downpour. Angela Golden, QIDP, had a great idea to include karaoke and it was a hit.
It was so nice to be able to have two fun days that everyone was able to enjoy or relax if they wanted to out on the deck.