The meet has now been rescheduled for January 10.
At Polk County High, we are continuing to celebrate the holiday season with healthy competition, humor, and a focus on those who are less fortunate and struggling.We will again hold the Reindeer Games to raise both awareness and help those in need. The meet will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019, beginning at 4:00pm.
Times, heights, and distances will count for state qualifying; however, some added events are not ones that we normally contest at indoor meets. There will be the Bruce Carlson Throwers 4 x 100 Relay (limited only to athletes also entered in a field event). Brucewas long-time throws coach at Polk County and passed away recently.
The purpose of the Reindeer Games is to help provide food for the needy over the holiday season. An "entry fee" of one (1) can of food per athlete (or $2) will be collected. Spectators will also be "charged" 2 cans of food for admission or $5. The food will be donated to the Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. In past Reindeer Games, we have collected in excess of 3000 cans for distribution to those in need of assistance. This year, we will again recognize the school that provides the most cans with a special award.
Come and join in the Reindeer Games! Wear something to celebrate the season. The uniform rule will be somewhat relaxed. Wear antlers, a Santa hat, be an elf or be more creative. We do ask that you do not wear anything that could cause an injury or interference with another athlete.
The top 6 finishers in an event will receive commemorative ribbons.
The top 3 finishers in an event get a commemorative T-shirt.
The winning male and female teams will receive plaques.
There will be a limited number of T-shirts available for sale (M, L, XL), between $15 and $20.
We will use FAT; however, we will allow up to five (5) athletes per event and one (1) relay per team. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 9:00pm. Entries will be submitted on MileSplit.
If you are interested in participating or want more information, contact J. Alan Peoples at 828.817.1594, or at email@example.com.
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