A local mom is continuing her tradition of making summer fun with a close-to-home competition.
Kristen Kucharski transformed her backyard for survivor games 2015, a chance for kids to come together and compete on teams to win backyard events inspired by the show Survivor.
Kristen Kucharski says, “Survivor Games is in my opinion the best part of summer. I think what I love most about it is that we have kids ages five all the way to fifteen and each team has, I call, the little people on them and the big people on them.”
This is the eighth year for the event, which started in 2008 and has become a neighborhood tradition.
Six teams made up of nine kids each chose a team name, made a t-shirt, and worked together to earn points and win the backyard games over two days. The groups rotated around the yard exploring old games with a new twist. Whether tossing a water balloon, or racing in a simple relay, each game had something unique to offer.
Blow-up slides and obstacle courses were set up for the final day of competition and the winning team got the first chance at the dunk tank.
Recently, volunteers helped launch a second Survivor Game in March at Peterson Elementary School, where the special needs community can also join in on the fun.
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