With Week Eight of Chautauqua’s season winding down, Sports Club is turning the energy right back up.
At 4:30 p.m. today at Sports Club, Director Deb Lyons will be hosting a Sports Club Team Challenge day for all Chautauquans. To join, individual participants pay $5 and have the opportunity to engage in various lawn games, and even a favorite from CHQ Olympics — the inflatable swan race.
Participants will have a set time for lawn games like can jam, lawn bowling, shuffleboard, cornhole and horseshoes on land. In addition to the inflatable swan race, Sports Club is offering water events such as kayak and paddle boat relay races.
Lyons said the challenge day was an idea from Sports Club staff to keep Chautauquans engaged in the final weeks of the season.
“This is from the staff,” Lyons said. “We were brainstorming because we wanted something for people to do Week Eight or Nine, we did our Old First Night Run event, so we decided we were going to brainstorm.”
Lyons also said the sports challenge is designed to help raise awareness for new programs at Sports Club this season, like guided boat tours on kayaks and on pontoon boats. Winners of the challenge day will have the opportunity to get a free ride around Chautauqua Lake on the new pontoon boats.
So yes, the season may be winding down, but Sports Club is striving to keep the community involved with its first Sports Club Team Challenge.