The photos you've all been waiting for... C4C sports weekend! For those of you who missed earlier blog posts, Challenge 4 Charity is a non-profit organization that nine West Coast business schools participate in. Over the course of the year, students volunteer and fundraise for charities to earn points. Said points make you eligible to participate in the final event of the year, sports weekend at Stanford.
It's an unbelievable weekend, which words can barely describe. It's a chance to show true school spirit, support your classmates while they compete in sports, and meet people from other schools in a casual environment.
Without further ado... a picture journey through the weekend.
UCLA Anderson brings 200+ attendees every year to C4C weekend. It's consistently the most people out of any program. How do we get so many people? Well not ony do we field teams for every sport imaginable, but we also bring far and away the most fans to support all those teams.
Here's a picture of the Challenge Race team, which as part of the Challenge Race had to compete in the Tug-of-War.
One great thing about MBA programs is the diverse background of individuals. On the left is UCLA Anderson's own Reggie Hall, who played college football. On the right is Stanford's Anthony Gonzalez, who just so happened to play a few years in the NFL. The talent on the flag football field made it an exciting sport to watch!
Dodgeball. One of the fiercest, most competitive sports all weekend. No lie. Emotions run high when the difference between winning and losing might be getting grazed by a ball. However, this photo is of the CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING dodgeball team. They kept their cool under fire.
Yet another CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING team, Hadas and Lily dominated ladies doubles table tennis. It's handy that Anderson has a ping pong table in the student lounge for impromptu practices all year round.
The swim team competed in a variety of individual and team events, but perhaps the most challenging one was the Investment Banker relay. Each member had to swim in a full suit, then take it off, have the next team member put it on, and then repeat until everyone was done. It's not easy taking a wet suit off and on!
Tennis was another sport where Anderson had a chance to shine. Here's a great shot of the outgoing Anderson Tennis Club President serving against USC.
Beach volleyball was another sport where a lot of talent was on display. The Anderson team, shown above, featured a former D-1 national championship player. Being West Coast business schools, a lot of teams had talent that spends their weekends on the beach practicing and playing against a high level of competition.
One of the biggest highlights of the weekend is the cheer competition. Here's a glimpse of the team practicing a throw. The schedule for the weekend is set up so that the cheer and the Men's A Basketball playoffs don't conflict with any other sports, so that the maximum number of fans can watch and support their teams.
On Saturday night, the weekend closes out with Battle of the Bands. Anderson's band brought the house down! As you can see in the second photo, over 1000 people from all 9 schools participate and enjoy the weekend.
All in all, it was one of the most memorable weekends I've had at Anderson to date. I got to compete in softball and beach volleyball, support my friends competing in other sports, and build stronger bonds of friendship with everyone in attendance.
I've already got next year's weekend marked on my calendar!
Until next time,