The 5th annual sporting events saw participation from 150 residents at the community
(Ashburn, Va.) - Residents at Ashby Ponds recently participated in the community's 5th annual Summer Olympics. For a full week, residents participated in a variety of indoor and outdoor events resulting in the presentation of gold, silver, and bronze medals. This year, 150 residents competed in the Summer Olympics, making for the largest participation rate in the community's five-year history.
[caption id="attachment_66977" align="alignright" width="200"] Bocce courts were just installed at the community in July; it was a new event in the 2013 Summer Olympics.[/caption]
From August 5th-12th, residents at Ashby Ponds competed in a walking relay, bocce, seated balloon volleyball, cornhole, Wii bowling, a sponge relay, water volleyball, Frisbee toss, ping pong, putting, and billiards. Bocce, a new event this year, was played on the community's brand new bocce courts just installed in July. The events kicked off on August 5 with the running of the torch and came to a close on August 13 with closing ceremonies.
[caption id="attachment_66976" align="alignright" width="300"] Residents receive medals for top finishes in the 2013 Ashby Ponds Summer Olympics[/caption]
Special thanks this year goes to the 2013 Ashby Pond Summer Olympics sponsors including Wegmans, Capital Caring, The Medical Team, PNC Bank, Dreams and Destinations, Loudoun Insurance Group, Home Instead, Everything & the Dog, and Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care. Appreciation for additional contributions also goes to Security Storage, JK Moving Services, Town & Country Movers, Long & Foster realtors Kate Ryan, Meg Olympia and Mary LaRoche, and Century 21 realtor Gayle King.
About Ashby Ponds: Ashby Ponds, one of 16 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Virginia (approximately 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.). The community is home to over 700 residents and has over 100 resident-run and resident-driven clubs and groups, an indoor pool, a fitness club, transportation services, 24-hour security, and flexible dining options. More information about Ashby Ponds can be found at www.ericksonliving.com.