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Employee Olympics

Employee Olympics 

THE SUMMER OLYMPICS ARE COMING TO DREXEL!
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022

A Healthier U, Human Resources and Recreational Athletics will host the Employee Olympics on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, from 2 p.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Benefits-eligible faculty and professional staff can compete for Drexel University glory. Gold medals will be awarded to the winning teams, and "Torch Bearer" awards will be given to individuals displaying teamwork, sportsmanship and enthusiasm!

Register Monday, May 16-Friday, June 10

Register

For any registration or eligibility issues in the registration portal, please contact Zachary Apt at zaa28@drexel.edu for assistance.

Check out the registration guides below for more information about how to register, how to create a team, invite players to join your team, or how to join a team.


COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Indoor events, outdoor events and spectators: Masks are not required but are strongly encouraged.

If you are feeling sick or unwell, please remain home and do not participate as either a competitor or a spectator.

Information concerning acceptable masks on campus may be found on the CDC website.


T-Shirt Pick-up & Opening Ceremony

Employee Olympics T-shirt pick-up (for all sports, including the in-person Fun Walk) will be held on Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14 from noon-6 p.m. at the Drexel Recreation Center Welcome Desk (33rd Street entrance on Market). Pick up your T-shirts on Monday or Tuesday to beat the last-minute crowds.

For those not scheduled to be on campus on Monday or Tuesday, T-shirt pick-up will also be available on the day of the event — Wednesday, June 15 from noon-1:45 p.m. at the DAC.

Please plan to pick up your shirts as early as possible so that you can join your colleagues at the Opening Ceremony  at 2 p.m. on the Fit Plaza outside the Recreation Center. (In the event of rain/inclement weather, we will hold the Opening Ceremony inside the Rec Center Lobby near the 34th Street Entrance.)


Summer Olympics Offerings

Choose one of the five events available. Please note that you can only register for ONE event. We are not able to accommodate participation in two sports, or in one sport as well as the non-competitive Fun Walk. Our Summer Olympics will include four competitive sports:

Sport Team Quantity
Basketball 3v3 (teams of 3)
Dodgeball 5v5 (teams of 5)
Beach Volleyball* 4v4 (teams of 4)
Baggo teams of 2

*Beach Volleyball is an outdoor event. In the event of rain or inclement weather, Beach Volleyball will be canceled, and Beach Volleyball participants will be encouraged to participate in the Fun Walk instead.

OR JOIN THE FUN WALK

You can contribute to your health and well-being by participating in our non-competitive Fun Walk, either virtually or on-campus. You can earn Wellness points by walking at home or in-person. When you register for this event, please indicate if you would like to participate in the Fun Walk virtually or on campus. Please note that the Fun Walk is an outdoor event, rain or shine, so dress appropriately to walk outside.


Earn Wellness Points & Fun Giveaways

Earn 25 wellness incentive program points for participating in the sport of your choice or the virtual or in-person Fun Walk during the Employee Olympics. Points will be awarded within six weeks of the event. Enjoy the Olympics and earn 2022 wellness points. Get paid to play!

Everyone who participates on campus in the sport of their choice or the in-person Fun Walk will receive an Employee Olympics T-shirt.


Destress With Drexel's Therapy Dogs

Our unofficial mascots for this year's Olympics will be Chai and Espresso, Drexel Recreational Athletics' therapy dogs. Chai and Espresso will be popping in and out of the Olympics. Feel free to pet this friendly pair!


Eligibility

All participants must be benefits-eligible faculty or professional staff of Drexel University, Drexel University College of Medicine, Drexel University Online or the Academy of Natural Sciences at the time of participation. Student employees are not eligible to participate.


Questions? please contact Intramurals Coordinator Zach Apt at zaa28@drexel.edu.