The Ninth Annual BCF Olympic Games began with high anticipation and intense excitement as students made their way to the flagpole at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville on September 9. Students and faculty watched as teams marched to the games waving their team flags ready to compete. Wearing matching shirts and "game day" decorated faces, teams bowed their heads respectfully as BCF Students Violet Knight, Savannah Graff, and Kaleb Dillhyon sang the National Anthem and Sandra Richards, Director of Student life and Marketing, prayed for tremendous amounts of fun and safety for everyone involved. Loud cheers and excitement ensued as Richards shouted, "Let the games begin!"
Teams cheered each other on as they faced tough (egg toss, tug-of-war, dizzy bat relay, indoor relay, and a team hula hoop pass) and intense challenges (conference bike triathlon) throughout the event. Teams were equally divided between students that live in the dorms on campus, students that live in married housing, and students that live off-campus. Team one included students living in Napier Hall, the Pod, off-campus students, and those that live in married housing. Team two included residents from Ogletree and Smith Hall and team three included Conrad, Courtyard, and Lakeside dorms.
This year's Olympics were planned and organized by BCF Athletic Director and Assistant Register Calvin Booth. Assisting Booth was Intramural Coordinator Ben Swain and three assistants including Emma Crisman, Daniel Shenning, and John Harmon. Each team played hard putting in a lot of effort as they competed in every event. The games ended with a tie between team one and team two. To settle the tie, the two teams competed in a game of dodgeball with only one team coming out on top. The winner of the 2021 BCF Olympic games was team two - Ogletree and Smith Hall.
There was also a Team Spirit Award that was presented to the team who encouraged and showed the greatest amount of enthusiasm during the events. Booth awarded this honor to team two - Ogletree and Smith Hall after witnessing their tremendous sportsmanship and strong overall team spirit. The 2021 BCF Olympics gives evidence that BCF students not only pray hard and study hard, but also play hard. For more information on other upcoming events at The Baptist College of Florida, please call 800.328.2660 or visit the new website at www.baptistcollege.edu.
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