Wingman Sports Day is coming

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To continue the conversations started during the Resiliency Tactical Pause and build connections with coworkers and colleagues, Edwards Air Force Base is hosting the Wingman Sports Day and Resiliency Check-In, Oct. 15.

Events will kick off at the Youth Center Soccer Field, near Bldg. 5210, at 8 a.m., with troop muster at 7:45 a.m.

Multiple sporting events will take place at various locations throughout the base. A blood drive will also take place at the Oasis Community Center Coyote Conference Room from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. A screening of the film, “The Last Full Measure,” will be held at the base theater at 1 p.m., Sports Day winners will be announced following the movie presentation. A no-host celebration for everyone will be at Club Muroc at 4 p.m.

To enhance game play, the installation has been divided into teams (look below in “Team made up of” column). Listed unit point of contact has the list to create competition/tournament teams to earn points, or participate in an individual sport to earn points for their team. Email or call unit POC to sign up today; space is limited.

Participants can pick from:

  • 5K Fun Run/Walk
  • Tug-of-War (teams of 8)
  • Corn Hole
  • Kickball (teams of 11)
  • Soccer (teams of 7)
  • 3-on-3 Basketball*
  • Volleyball* (team of 6)
  • Dodgeball* (team of 6)
  • Walleyball (teams of 4)
  • Disc Golf
  • Wellbeats Group Fitness Fusion Classes
  • Walk for Time/Distance

Team Spirit Awards
Even your regular gym workout will earn points until noon (sign in the morning of at gym)

Giving Blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive (0700-1300) @ Oasis Community Center will earn you the most points (15 points per pint).
Visit www.redcrossblood.org  and search: “wingman” in “Find a Drive” to book appointment, or call Bob Woodall 661-477-9138.

* Championship Tournament at 11 a.m. Come cheer your teammates on!

Team size is limited and are first-come, first-served. Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring your personal water bottle to stay hydrated.

Uniform of the Day: Civilian — proper fitness attire and footwear required. Unit clothing highly encouraged

FAQ
1. If I’m Matrixed to a CFT what team am I on?
You are on the team you are matrixed to.

2. Can I be on more than one tournament team?
We recommend no. If your team keeps winning, you’ll keep playing.

3. If my team is eliminated, can I participate in other activities to earn points?
YES!  Feel free to walk around the track, donate blood, or check to see if there’s room at a Wellbeats Group Fitness Class.

4. Can I do more than one activity during the morning?
YES!  You can mix and match as much as you like.  Most activities (non-tournament) start on the hour.  For example, 5K Fun Run/Walk followed by Scavenger Hunt or Corn Hole followed by Disc Golf.

If you are interested in volunteering (volunteers earn team points, too!), contact the Community Support Coordinator at 661-275-4543 for details.

Let the games begin!