Parents, family members, teachers, and community members watched from the bleachers while taking photos and cheering for the participants. Teams were outfitted in matching uniforms to distinguish themselves and promote camaraderie.
“Homecoming Olympics is one of the best nights of the year. It is a highlight that many of our students, staff and community look forward to. The event would not be possible without all of the support from our staff members,” Activities Coordinator Heather Novak said in a news release.
“While we know the event is a fun night for our students, we also encourage our students to use this time to give back. We will be donating $2,000 to research for Juvenile Sandhoff Disease, and have collected over 400 items to be donated the New Lenox Food Pantry. We are proud of our students, staff, and community who made our Homecoming Olympics a success on and off the playing field.”
Students participated in classic events such as relay races, tug-o-war, and musical chairs.
Some unique and exciting obstacles were also involved including a Hula Hoop Relay contest and a Beach Day Relay, where students raced to dress in sunglasses, hats, and other poolside necessities.