Inaugural Homeschool Olympics Features Family Fun For All Ages

From left to right, the McGees, the Loureiros, and the Redways celebrate on the medal stands for the family sack relay race.

About 100 enthusiasts participated in the First Annual Family Homeschool Olympics on March 16. They were attracted by the draw of intriguing family relays, husband/wife Relay races including leap frog and running relays, full family sack races and tug of wars. Youth competitions such as the 100 meter scooter race, pogo sticks, jump rope, hula hoop and kite flying challenges did not disappoint. Forever memories from the family water bucket challenge and the 100 meter race walk had all in stitches.

Traditional events such as the long jump, high jump and several professionally-timed races on the track, including the Milk Mile, rounded out the event that all members of the family could participate in – toddlers to grandparents. With thirty different events, hundreds of ribbons were awarded on our medal podium, all hosted by the South Florida HEAT.

Founded in 2004, the South Florida HEAT is a not-for-profit family sports ministry, that serves as a home for the homeschooler, offering competitive athletics in up to nine different sports where competitions are against local middle schools and high schools. The SFHEAT also offers social activities for homeschoolers throughout the year featuring a Homecoming Week, which includes a Homecoming Dance with up to 300 attendees each year. This August begins the volleyball, swimming and cross country seasons.

Contact Athletic Director Coach Bob Bemis at [email protected] with inquiries or visit

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