Living Well Olympics foster fun, fitness, teamwork

Photography by BMC

As a prelude to the 2012 London Olympics, St. Jude, Children’s GMP, LLC, and ALSAC employees competed in the inaugural Living Well Olympic games. Twenty teams battled in the monthlong competition, running a gauntlet of events that included badminton, a scavenger hunt, cardio fitness week activities and a quartet of track-and-field events. Living Well is the hospital’s wellness program.

Each team consisted of a maximum of eight players. Living Well Program Manager Molly Prather was impressed with the teamwork and enthusiasm that participants showed during the competition.

Teams came up with creative and inspirational names for the competition and showed team spirit by creating costumes, T-shirts, banners and cheers. The E-Lemon-ators won the gold medal with 448 overall points. The Downward Facing Under Dawgs took home silver with 370 points. Team "I Think I Can" earned the bronze medal with 361 points. Team WhamBam won the Team Spirit award. E-Lemon-ator Titus Williams of Information Sciences won the Living Well Olympics MVP award.