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September 13, 2013

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BCF Olympics championship trophy winner - Off-Campus Team.

Students at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville recently participated in an afternoon full of fun as dorm residents, faculty and staff, and off-campus students came together to compete in a special Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) event called “BCF Olympics.” On Monday, September 9, following a brief word of encouragement from BCF President Thomas A. Kinchen, students and faculty gathered at the flagpoles in front of the Wellness Center prepared to compete.

The first competition was the tricycle race followed by a conference bike race which required six people peddling altogether with one very proficient driver. Other events included a paper plane throwing contest, lawn darts, hula hoop tossing challenge, a discus and shot put throwing contest, ramen noodle eating contest, and a three member plank race.

The highlight of the BCF Olympics was the raft or boat race across Lake Albert. Each team was given two pieces of plywood, a roll of duct tape, and three or four garbage bags to build a raft that could get two people safely across the lake. Some teams got extremely creative and built structures that resembled real boats. Other teams built various “unique” raft-like structures hoping it would carry their team to victory.

Taking home the championship gold trophy was the off-campus student team whose members shined in every event as they worked together to beat their challengers. The second place ribbon or “silver” status went to the brave young ladies in the Ogletree dorm, and “bronze” or third place was earned by the guys living in the Ezell dorm. The entire event was full of laughter and fun as the ten student teams with their faculty/staff advisors, and the faculty and staff team enjoyed the fellowship.

“My intent for the BCF Olympics was that the dorms would enjoy a time of friendly competition and continue to grow closer together as a BCF family,” stated BCM Director Ashley Lain who coordinated the event. “I’m looking forward to all of the events that are planned for this semester.”

To view pictures taken during the BCF Olympics, go to facebook.com/baptistcollege. For more information on the upcoming BCM events, please call at 800-328-2660 ext. 460 or visit baptistcollege.edu.

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Second place winner of the BCF Olympics was the ladies in the Ogletree dorm.