Instead of kayaking, pole vaulting and weightlifting, 4-H celebrated the Rio Olympics with relay races, tug of war, kick ball, an obstacle course, horseshoes, disc golf, and yoga on Thursday, August 4.
It was an absolutely beautiful day at Lums Pond for the 50 participants from New Castle and Kent Counties. For six hours, Olympians ranging in age from 5 to 55 participated in activities that promoted healthy living. In between physical activities , these eager and energetic competitors mentally prepared by making stress balls and My Plate Bracelets. They refueled by sampling freshly made international potato salads from Sweden, Russia, and Germany. Hot dogs, watermelon, snacks, and water were also served to feed the hungry Olympians and their fans.
As participants completed the physical fitness activities and made the various crafts, they stamped the Olympic badge they received at the registration table. By the end of the day, most of the participants had completed all of the activities, had a fully stamped badge, and received USA medals. They also left with the satisfaction of knowing they spent a day outdoors enjoying healthy living, developing team building skills, and being with new and old friends.
CONGRATULATIONS! To the Following Medal Winners:
The teams of Dr. Candy and Unicorns tied for first place in the team relay race event. The team of Dr. Candy won the first relay race, however, the Unicorns wanted a rematch and won the second relay race.
The Salty Seven Ups took first when they defeated the Dr. Candy team with a final score of 8 to 6.
Novice Division (up to 8): Abby, Brandon, and Ian all were winners for completing the course.
Junior Division (ages 9 to 12): First place was won by Eason with a time of 31 seconds. (Other participants included Claire, Brodi, Nydia, Ian, Shyniah, Kyle, Brianna, and Rachel.)
Senior Division (ages 13 to 19): First place went to Nathan with a record time of 32 seconds. (Other participants included Matt, Claudia, Jordan, Bobby, Chris, Autumn, Sarah, and Noah.)
Thanks again to everyone who came out to celebrate with us and to all those who participated!