After two and a half intense days of Olympic games, Red India brought home the Gold. The morning was full of games and the Olympic spirit was strong. Everyone gave it all they had. No matter if it was a game of steal the bacon, kickball or basketball the intensity and desire to win was there. Each team fought a great battle to the very end.
After a full day of games and track meets, it all came down to this evenings’ SING. Each team presented their plaque and banner. The artwork was spectacular and will forever be a part of Chen-A-Wanda Olympic history, as we proudly will display them for years to come. Each team presented a Cheer, an Alma Mater and a March for the judges. The lyrics, the meaning and the heart in which they were performed made everyone in the Rec Hall feel as if they were part of something pretty special. All singing in unison, these words will never be forgotten and will leave an indelible mark on all of us. To be present for such a display of sportsmanship and honor is quite humbling.
What made this summers’ Olympic games so special was to see the elation of Red India’s victory and then to see them turn to their fallen comrades and congratulate those on Gold Ireland and Blue Israel for a battle well fought. The sportsmanship and empathy displayed in our Rec Hall this evening was awe-inspiring. There were tears of joy for winning and there was heartache of defeat but in the end these three separate teams came back together as one camp family and showed respect for the games and honor for one another. That is what these games are all about. In life there will be times we win and times we loose but at camp, we truly honor the effort we have all given and the respect we have for each other and that makes all the difference.