Action Tips: Host a Field Day

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Not only is fitness field day a great way for the young people in your town to stay in shape, but you can also raise awareness for a cause. (That sounds like a mega win-win to us.) So get your neighborhood on board to exercise, have fun and make a difference.

Pitch it

You want to be super prepared when you pitch the idea to your friends and neighbors, so ask yourself these questions:

  • What exactly is field day?
  • Why do I want to have a field day?
  • What cause should we raise awareness for?

Organize it

Get a committee together to plan everything out. 

  • How should we spread the word? (Flyers in schools and at teen hangout spots should do the trick.)
  • How many people will be involved?
  • How should we form the teams?
  • What equipment will we need?
  • What should the winning team get? (Free lunch after the game will pump up the competition!)

Create Games

  • Relay, hacky sack, three-legged, and egg and spoon races.
  • Tug-o-war
  • Hula hoop marathon
  • Volleyball 
  • Soda bottle bowling (Fill up soda bottles and bowl with a soccer ball.)

Team up

Once all of the teams are set, encourage everyone to create team names and uniforms. If you are raising awareness for endangered species, teams can come up with team names like “The Slammin’ Sea Turtles” or “The Terrifying Tigers.”

Dedicate Field Day

When there is down time, make sure to spread awareness of the cause you are promoting. Share facts, statistics and ways they can get involved.

Extra tips to make field day a hit:

  • Provide sunscreen so no one looks like the Jersey Shore cast gets burnt.  
  • Have ice-cold water so everyone stays hydrated.
  • Serve energetic and healthy snacks such as vegetables, fruits and carbs.

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