2018 Group 7 Sports Day, held at the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Air
Station Miami in Opa Locka on Saturday, 10 March 2018, was attended by more
than forty (40) seniors and cadets from the Tamiami Composite, Miami Senior,
Miami Enterprise Cadet, and Opa Locka Cadet squadrons.
Group Cadet Advisory Council Chair, Cadet Major Jackson
Ribler, started the day’s activities at 8:10 am by leading the cadets in a
short warm-up exercise on the basketball court. Then, Group 7 Commander, Lt Col
Luis Negron, welcomed the attendees, gave the safety briefing, and introduced
USCG Lieutenant Junior Grade Meredith Anderson as the lifeguard for the day’s
The participants then moved to the tennis court where they
played a series of games, including dodgeball and “cops and robbers,” followed
by water-based activities in the station’s swimming pool where they enjoyed rounds
of “sharks and minnows,” relay races, and a customized version of water polo.
After lunch, they played basketball and beach volleyball through the end of the
event at 1:00 pm.
On leaving, Cadet Captain Nicholas Rodriguez of the Opa Locka
Cadet Squadron remarked, “Although the weather was unpredictable and the water
cold, we had fun, and I hope that this becomes an annual activity.”