Summer Olympics Return to Drexel University in 2024

The annual Employee Olympics, held June 18, featured new events and the same team spirit for faculty and professional staff.
GIF of photos of peopel walking, playing pickleball, shooting a basketball, lined up to play baggo.

A little more than a month before the 2024 Summer Olympics officially start in Paris, a different type of summer games was held at Drexel University: Employee Olympics.

Every year, faculty and professional staff come together to participate in an afternoon of fun games and friendly recreational competition. This year, on June 18, Dragons took the blue and gold in events like dodgeball, pickleball, Baggo and a new type of basketball competition. A Fun Walk was also held for in-person and virtual participants.

Photos from the event can be found on the Employee Olympics website.

Here are some fun stats from this year’s Employee Olympics and the names of the winning Drexel Olympians:

Employee Olympics by the Numbers

2: Number of new events this year: pickleball and a “Take Your Best Shot” Two-minute Basketball Challenge 

5: Number of registered dodgeball teams

11: Number of virtual Fun Walkers

12: Number of pickleball teams

15: Number of Baggo teams

23: Number of feet between the Baggo boards

74: Number of in-person Fun Walkers

158: Number of registrants in this year’s Employee Olympics

Congratulations to the 2024 Employee Olympics Champions!

Baggo Winners

Team name: DUCOM OSACA.

Team members: Caroline Bush and Marty O’Connor.

Dodgeball Winners

Team name: UMAC Underdodges.

Team members: Stephen Babb, Benjamin Coppola, Adrienne Randall, Alina Sosa and Jaynie Wells.

Pickleball Winners

Team name: Maureen & Jason.

Team members: Maureen Tang and Jason Baxter.