Team Pete Sports & Field Day, held on Thursday, June 27, was a fun-filled event with great food and a variety of sports competitions. The day began at 8 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m. with an awards ceremony in Stripes Pub, located in The Club, Bldg. 1013.
Sports & Field Day offered participants a wide spectrum of activities: tennis, bowling, swimming, archery, golf, horseshoes, 5k walk/run, cribbage, Texas Hold ’em, crud, 10K bike race, soccer, dominoes, racquetball, darts, tug-o-war, dodgeball, table tennis, 3-on-3 basketball, and more.
Eagle Park was the hub of the event with a free* picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees took a break from their sports events to enjoy live music by the USAF Academy band, Blue Steel, to play horseshoes, volleyball and tug-of-war, to meet the event sponsors, and to enjoy a fantastic free lunch. Speaking of sponsors, one, whose name shall be protected, launched water-balloons and blasters to everyone’s delight. The games were ON!
*The picnic was free and open to all active duty military and DoD personnel stationed or employed at Peterson Air Force Base and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station.
Judging by the long lines, the food was a major hit: Papa Murphy’s fresh-baked pizzas, Costco’s (Barnes & Powers store) juicy burgers and hot dogs with all the fixins, the Mediterranean kebabs and hummus from Garbanzo’s Mediterranean Grill, and those oh-so-finger-lickin’ good chicken wings from Buffalo Wild Wings. Yum!
Our sponsors provided some awesome prizes that included:
5 Star Bank – VISA gift cards
Covert Ops Paintball – Paintball packages valued at $70 each (three)
Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping – Membership packages valued at $300 each (three)
GNC – Free samples / duffel bags filled with products
Her Strength Fitness – Three-month Boot Camp packages & certificates for nutritional products
Yellow Cab – $50 /taxi cash vouchers in $5 increments
Base Exchange – A free haircut (two: 1 for male, 1 for female)
Base Exchange – $25 gift cards (four)
Base Exchange – Adult bicycle (one)
5 Star Bank
AAFMAA (Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association)
Buffalo Wild Wings
Colorado R&R / Rocky Mountain Blue
Costco (on Barnes & Powers Blvd.)
Ent Federal Credit Union
Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping
Garbanzo’s Mediterranean Grill
Her Strength Fitness / Boot Camp
McCarthy Chiropractic Center
Papa Murphy’s Pizza
University of Phoenix
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