On 26 October 2008, the first-ever Inter-Cell Group Captain’s Ball Tournament was organized by a number of cell groups under the care of City Harvest Church’s executive pastor, Derek Dunn. The event was held at the basketball courts of Melville Park, a condominium in the Simei estate.
Players from 9 to 50something, beginners to professional netball players, gathered for this tournament. Cell group members brought their friends and family together for a ball of a time as they took part in a series of three competitions.
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“This mix of competitions was organized to bring out the multitude of talents amongst our members and friends”, said event organizer, Janelle Tan. “It was a platform to integrate the young and old, the athletic and the artistic.”
Decked out in coordinated outfits, all eight cell groups ran, threw, and cheered their teams on to victory.
Standing out in their bright orange t-shirts and equipped with pom poms and mini drums and a boisterous cheer, they were the most outstanding group around. It was no wonder that E377 was awarded the group with the best cheerleading award.
After several vigorous rounds of competition, the gungho warriors in N31 emerged the champions of the day in Captain’s Ball.
Fun was clearly transgenerational. Closer ties and unity were forged within the various groups as members spent time together, designing and putting up the banner, practising the cheers and going through the captain’s ball drill in the weeks leading up to the actual event.
This tournament paved the way for more such healthy and creative ways to build bonds.