FLWG Group 7 Holds Sports Day
Sunday, March 11, 2018
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Lt Anderson briefing players before the swimming pool activities


By Lt Col Trevor H. Stewart, Group 7
Opa Locka, Fla--

The 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 activities.

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.”

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Reviewed by: Lt Col Trevor Stewart
Syndicated to: Group 7
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