SOVA Area 6 Summer Games provided our Athletes the opportunity to compete in Track and Field events and Tennis in preparation for the State Summer Games in June. L.C. Bird High School graciously offered their track area and much assistance for the event held on Friday, May 3, 2013. Athletes, coaches and volunteers all had a great time competing and socializing.
Some events began at 9:00 am as the schedule was arranged to accommodate Athletes arriving from their home schools. Opening Ceremony was held at 10:00 am after all Athletes had arrived. Monacan High School’s Air Force Jr. ROTC presented the colors and the LC Bird High School Marching Band made a festive entrance onto the field honoring our athletes with 1 lap around the track playing cadences (drum beats) and then performing the star spangled banner. Wade May from Powhatan led in prayer, Lily Kuhn of New Kent led recited the Athletes’ Oath and Walter Couser from Goochland carried in the Olympic flame to “kick off the event”. LC Bird student volunteers ran the concession stand during our event for anyone who wished to purchase snacks or drinks during the event.
Events held included walking races, short and long distance runs, wheelchair events, and field events, as well as tennis skills and match play. All Athletes who participated were awarded place ribbons.
Area 6 was blessed with many volunteers for this event including students and faculty from LC Bird, and students from Monacan and Cosby High Schools. Almost 150 employees of Capital One and Murphy & McGonigle came to help out too. We would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers that made the SOVA Area 6 Summer Games successful.