Gear Up for Thunder Fun Day


Human Hamster Ball, inflatable obstacle courses, and cake walk are a few things that come to mind when students think about ODA’s annual Thunder Fun Day.

You may think that Thunder Fun Day is far away, and that it is way to soon to be thinking about the event, but in reality, parent volunteers have been working out the logistics of the day for months.

The Parent Association has long ago identified a date that works with the school calendar, has come up with new fun games, has found more parent volunteers to watch over the student volunteers at the event, and has worked out this year’s budget.

Some of the traditional events at TFD, are chili cook off, rock climbing wall, and laser tag. This year, President of the P.A., Val Leatherwood, is in charge of the event.

The proceeds of TFD go directly towards improving student life at our school. Proceeds are use for funding activities such as speakers, After Prom, and currently building a four-square court on the Siesta Key campus.Upper School Vice President of the P.A. Tammy Karp said, “The PA’s mission is to do anything we can to help support the school community.”

TFD is also a great way for students to receive community service hours. Students can sign up to work at certain events that day on Ms. Evan’s door. The list is usually posted about two weeks prior to the event, and slots fill up fast, so students, make sure you get to the sign up sheet first.

Junior Jordan Towsley (’15) said, “As someone who spends their entire day at Thunder Fun Day, it’s a great way to get hours.”

The 7th annual TFD is Saturday November 9, so gear up and get excited for a day of family fun and hopefully chilly weather.