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Tri-wing sports day offers friendly competition

(Courtesy graphic)

(Courtesy graphic)


The third annual Tri-Wing Sports Day will be held at Schriever Aug. 5, and while all the spots for official competitors have been filled, the day-long event is still in need of volunteers.

“This is a really big event,” said Seth Cannello, Schriever Fitness Center director. “It’s basically a whole year’s worth of events, intramurals and monthly sporting events, rolled into one day.”

At least 20 volunteers are still needed to adequately man the 16 events held throughout the day. Most of the volunteers will be manning stations for the individual race events, 5K run, mountain bike race, relay races and the Murph competition.

Airman 1st Class Krystal Conkling has already volunteered to help with the event and will be one of the volunteers working the Murph.

“I have done the Murph at least once per year, and this year I will be doing it two separate times,” she said. “I figured it would be a great event for me to volunteer for and help push other Airmen.”

Anyone who volunteers for the Tri-Wing Sports Day will earn Commander’s Cup points for their squadron, Cannello added.

Though official competitors for the day have already been selected, Cannello said some of the events will be open to anyone who would like to participate.

“All the competitors are set,” he said. “However, we decided to open the bicycle race, the 5K, horseshoes and cornhole to spectators throughout the day. Even if people aren’t competing, I think it would be a good place to spend part of your day, either volunteering or supporting the teams.”

For the races, Cannello said the official competitors will start first, then spectators will begin approximately five minutes later to avoid any unintentional interference with the official competition.

The sand volleyball pit will be open throughout the day and horseshoe and cornhole areas will be open outside the official competition times.

“I’m trying to make it more of an activity for everybody on base versus just the people who have been picked for the teams,” Cannello said. “That way it will be more of a sports day for everybody.”

The fitness center will remain open for normal operations during the day, however, the gym will be closed.

“People will be able to come in and use the cardio room, the aerobics room and the weight room,” Cannello said. “However, all the fields and courts on the base will be taken throughout the day. You won’t be able to do anything in the gymnasium and there will be times during the day when the indoor running track will be shut down.”

The event will begin at 8 a.m. with an opening ceremony which will include remarks from 50th Space Wing leadership and competitors from all three wings, 50 SW, 21st Space Wing and 460th Space Wing, in formation.

Besides creating a fun day of fitness for everyone who participates, Cannello said he has another goal for the event.

“So far, the host wing has won (every year) so I’m looking for the same this year,” he said.

For more information, or to volunteer, contact the fitness center at 567-6628.


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