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Healthy fun in the sun, at last Friday’s UNCG Employee Field Day

The third annual UNCG Employee Field Day was the most well-attended yet. It was a lunch-hour of health and wellness, of stress-free fun, and of camaraderie.

Abel Stimpson (Housekeeping) was emerging as a leader in the Stability Ball Surfing event. After a successful run at surfing four large rubber balls lined up in a row, he said the key was “having fun – this takes you back to being a kid.”

The event was hosted by HealthyUNCG and UNCG Staff Senate, with help from UNCG Parking Operations, UNCG Facility Services and the UNCG Department of Recreation and Wellness.

About 100-150 employees attended, Alexis Steptoe estimated. She is a graduate assistant for HealthyUNCG, and helped lead the events.

A collection box for pet food for the Humane Society of the Piedmont was full of donations by the end of day.

Hoyte Phifer volunteered to lead the “fitness center” – with a leaderboard of planks, push-ups and burpees. “Friday was a beautiful day,” he says – and has a message for everyone who participated in the fitness events: “Great work!”

The following received recognition:

Team Competition Winners (Obstacle Course, Tug of War, Human Tic Tac Toe):
IPAHWsome (Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness)
Spartan Shield (UNCG Police Department)
Come 2Gether (HHS Deans Office and Kinesiology)
UNCG Athletics

Fitness Competition Winners:

Hoyte Phifer (Facility Services) – Pushup Competition
Jennifer LePore (Athletics) – Plank Competition
Kristin Rusboldt (Athletics) – Burpee Competition

Individual Game Winners:
Hula Hoop
Casey O’Hara (Graduate School)
Curtis Harsten (Facility Services)
Morgan Mesar (Factility Services)
Daniel Wiggins (Housing and Residence Life)
Estela Ratliff (Student Health Services)
Musical “Chairs”
Aaron Terranova (Kinesiology)
Dorian Thompson (Alumni Affairs)
Paul Bigelow (Facility Services)
Kim Zinke (Planning and Assessment)
Serena Raleigh (Facility Services)
Spoon and Egg Race
Scott James
Sack Race
Jeff Milroy (Public Health Education)
Liane Davenport (Academic Assessment)
Aaron Terranova (Kinesiology)
Daniel Wiggins (Housing and Residence Life)
Ball Toss
Jeff Milroy (Public Health Education) and Erin Reifsteck (Kinesiology)
Donegan Root (Alumni Affairs) and Cliff Vanterpool (Alumni Affairs)
And there were many Minute to Win It game winners.

More information is at the HealthyUNCG site.