75th ABW Sports Day

The 75th Air Base Wing will be hosting its sports and fun day, called the "75th ABW Buffalo Run and Roundup," Thursday, Sept. 23 at the Warrior Health and Fitness Center, and will go from noon until 4 p.m.

The sports day provides a series of events and activities to promote fitness, esprit de corps and quality of life for the wing.

Other squadrons and organizations at Hill Air Force Base are also invited to attend.

The planned events are grouped as individual, team and recreational activities, with individual events having both male and female categories. Several specified events require pre-registration by Monday, Sept. 21, and exact format for team sports will be determined based on the results of the pre-registrations.

At the conclusion of all events, the squadron or support unit with the most points will receive the 2009 75th ABW "Strongest Buffalo Herd" trophy, presented by Col. Patrick Higby, 75th ABW commander. Additionally, first place individuals in each event will receive a 75th ABW buffalo T-shirt.

To sign up for the sports day events or to get more information, call the 75th Force Support Squadron fitness center at 777-2761 or 777-2762.

Lee Anne Hensley, Hilltop Times staff, contributed material to the article.

Individual Events:

3 Point Basketball Shoot-out, noon-3 p.m.: Located within the Warrior Health and Fitness Center basketball courts. No sign-ups required.

Wii Fitness Age, noon-3 p.m.: WHFC classroom, participants will perform several Wii sports challenges. No sign-ups are required.

Closest to the Hole Chipping, noon-3 p.m.: Centennial Park. No sign-ups required.

Buffalo Pie Eating Contest, 2:30 p.m.: Centennial Park Pavilion, participants will race to be the first to consume a tasty treat. Sign-ups are required by Sept. 21.

Fastest on Hill 100-meter Dash, 3 p.m.: Located at the outdoor track across from the WHFC, sign-ups are required by Sept. 21.

Team Events:

Obstacle Course, noon-3 p.m.: Centennial Park, sign-ups are required by Sept. 21.

Sand Volleyball, noon: Centennial Park, sign-ups are required by Sept. 21.

One Pitch Softball, 1 p.m.: Softball fields adjacent to WHFC. Sign-ups are required.

Dodgeball, 2 p.m.: Outdoor basketball courts behind the WHFC. Sign-ups are required.

Tug of War, 3:30 p.m.: Centennial Park, sign-ups are required by Sept. 21.

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