2019 SANTALYMPICS AT SPRINGGATE
It's time to shine up your sleighs, Santalympics is back for its third year to bring the fun while also raising money for charity! The Arthritis Foundation and Spring Gate are teaming up for the best Santalympics yet! We'll commence the festivities on Saturday following the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run (click link for information and registration, it's going to be a blast). Santalympics will start at 12:00 pm and end at 4:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Your group can stop by anytime during this timeframe to complete the different games, open-house style. We are expanding Santalympics to a two-day event this year so you will have the choice of signing up for either Saturday or Sunday while tickets last. You'll need a team of up to four (4), or you may participate solo. All proceeds from tickets will be donated to The Arthritis Foundation.
We will have a tent with fun Christmas and wine themed games for your party to enjoy. There are six events, and each team of four should compete in all of these events for the best chance to win. The six events are described below but are subject to change. We encourage participants to dress in their finest Santa suits and bring their elf helpers. All proceeds for these tickets go to the charity, so no refund is available for tickets. The Arthritis Foundation will be determining the winners based on score cards.
Buy tickets here.
SIX TEAM EVENTS
SANTA CHIMNEY PONG
Santa has to warm up his gift-to-chimney shooting skills before the 25th! This is our take on the classic game of beer pong. Teams of Santas will go head-to-head to show off their gift shooting skills against another team. The chimneys will be set up in two opposing triangular groups of 6. Whoever sinks the most balls in chimneys in 5 minutes wins! If you are on a team, you will take turns (rotating teammates) shooting at the opposing teams’ chimneys. If a team or solo participant clears all 6 of the chimneys before 5 minutes are up, then they are the automatic winners. Winner takes all the points. You will want to have your aim on point so every chimney receives a gift!
GIFT BOX SHAKE
Some coal has accidentally fallen into the nice children’s gift boxes. You must shake it out before Santa takes them to the sleigh. This present box will be tied around your torso so get ready to dance to “Winter Wonderland” for 45 seconds and shake out the coal with some cool dance moves.
A teammate will be allowed to only use the movement of dance to try to shake corks out of a tissue box. They must remain standing and not use their hands or each other to shake the corks out of the box. One point for each cork that gets shaken out.
WINE BOTTLE RING TOSS
All of our wines have made the “Nice List” this year! Instead of presents, they will receive a halo for this past year of good deeds. There are 6 wines and 6 halos. Take turns with your teammates by tossing the halos and trying to get one around the neck of each bottle.
This game is based off a carnival-style bottle toss. Players receive 6 rings and will receive a point for each ring they get around a bottle of wine. More than one ring per bottle is acceptable.
Bonus point: One ring on each bottle.
PIN THE NOSE ON THE RUDOLF
Rudolph’s nose turned red and got lost after a couple of bottles of Rénové, and now you must return it to him so he can light Santa’s way on Christmas Eve! You will be blindfolded, so let that Christmas spirit guide you and your team to victory.
Santas will be blindfolded and spun twice. Each team member or solo participant will try to get the red nose on Rudolf. You will have 4 attempts. The closer to Rudolph’s face you place the nose, the more points you receive.
CORK ON A SPOON
Santa needs help distributing coal in stockings this year. However, Santa is feeling a little grumpy this season and decided to make it a harder to move the coal to the right spot. You must use a spoon to carry the coal one-by-one and place it inside the stocking. Your team must move as many as you can in 2 minutes. A teammate or staff will hold the stocking open for you.
Each team member attempts to scoop up a cork from a box with a spoon, walk it across the grass and drop it in a stocking that is a couple yards away. If the cork falls off the spoon, that teammates turn is over and the next one will go. Team members will rotate who is scooping up the cork. There will be a two minute time limit. You get a point for each one in the stocking.
GIFT WRAPPING WINE BOTTLES
There have been many nice wine drinkers this year so Santa has some serious gift wrapping to do! You and your team must help Santa wrap as many wine bottles as you can in 1 minute and be sure they make it into Santa’s gift sack!
Team members and solo participants will be given 1 minute to wrap as many bottles in a case of wine as fast as they can. Wrapping paper and tape will be supplied by Spring Gate. No part of the wine bottle should be visible. For every
well-wrapped wine bottle, the team, or solo participant, will receive 1 point.