This past Saturday, April 21st, all members of Greek life on campus came together to compete in the Greek Games. According to Allison Cochran, the Director of Programming on the Panhellenic Executive Board, “Greek Games used to be an annual event here at Washington College for many years. We are just now reviving it after 4 years of it being absent.”
The event was held from 11am – 3pm, and there were competitive games such as water balloon toss, egg toss, relay race, 3-legged race, sack race, and a competitive flag football tournament. There were also games on the side, such as an inflatable obstacle course, giant Jenga, and corn hole.
“The different chapters [both sororities and fraternities] on campus came together to compete against each other in a sportsman-like manner. Our statement of ethics: The Panhellenic and the Interfraternity Council realize that Greek Games will provide important life skills concerning teamwork, sportsmanship, and more importantly, winning and losing. Through competition, Greeks learn self-discipline, build self-esteem and self-confidence, and develop the necessary skills to handle competitive situations,” Cochran said.
Of course, as with any event, there was a lot of work involved to get ready for the day of the Games. “The planning process is a long one. Many contracts have to be approved, there is also catering and tech services that have to be notified. Additionally, we have to make decorations, get materials, and set-up for multiple games. However, the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council Executive Boards have all come together to help make this event possible,” Cochran said.
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