May in D.C. is that rare time of year where the weather is warm – not humid, not hot – not yet. It’s the perfect time for cook outs, running around in the sun, and cooling off with some lemonade. That’s why on Friday, May 8, 2015, Hanover hosted its second annual Field Day at Quincy Park in Arlington. Hanover teams battled for the title of Field Day Champion through games of tug of war, potato sack races, and team-wide sprints.
Our second Field Day really showcased our growth – this year we had a lot more people, and a lot more teams. Six teams to be exact, in six different sets of colored t-shirts. Field Day is also the perfect opportunity to meet new people, as this year the teams were divided across departments, introducing staff who might not normally interact through team spirit.
Hanoverians brought along significant others, kids, and dogs, introducing colleagues to the entire family. One dog followed his human every step of the way through each relay race in a show of dedication and single-minded focus that seemed to say, “I’m not sure what we’re doing here, but I’m loving it.”
Like last year, plenty of staff members decided to keep cool sitting by the sidelines, enjoying hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers as well as fresh watermelon slices. Some others who preferred to abstain from physical feats (or needed a break) indulged in giant Jenga and giant pool games, while staff with families lounged near the playground.
The crowd moved seamlessly across the street to the company happy hour, hosted at Carpool for the second year in a row. There, staff enjoyed drinks and plenty of appetizers over games of pool.
Best of all, the crowd at Carpool was a sea of interspersed colors as the teams mingled and merged into one big Team Hanover.
Hannah Stopnicki, JD
Content Learning and Development Specialist