Who’s ready for College Day? Let’s meet our teams…
It’s that time of year…get psyched because we finally have our College Day Teams!
For those who are going to be at their first College Day, it is best described in one word- Electric. College Day is a one-day Color War where Perlman is divided into 4 teams. These 4 teams are represented in the annual NCAA March Madness Final 4.
Over the course of 24 hours, campers and staff compete in a high-spirited competition. Athletics, Arts, Swimming, Dancing, Singing, Mascots, Dining Hall games, you name it- College Day has it all. So, let’s meet our 4 teams and get a bit of a background on each.
TEAM: OKLAHOMA SOONERS
CHEER: BOOMER SOONER
Welcome back to College Day, Oklahoma! The Sooners haven’t been in the Final 4 since 1988! (Great year- I was born in ’88). For those who are dying to know- a “Sooner” was a nickname given to early participants in the Land Rush of 1889 which was early settlers “rushing” into Unassigned Land, or getting there as “soon” as possible. Am I right? Get it? They got there “sooner” than the others. Boom. They often arrived on big carriages (see pic below) and their fight song and cheers heard throughout campus is BOOMER SOONER! Some famous athletes who hail from OU: Blake Griffin, Sam Bradford, and now, Buddy Hield. Should be a fun College Day team and the judges are already excited to see the Mascot (hint: use a golf cart as your carriage).
TEAM: VILLANOVA WILDCATS
CHEER: V FOR VILLANOVA!
Reppin’ Philly and the Big East- Villanova! Hands down the coolest college team name there is (sounds like the best bagel shmear there is right?) and back for the first time since 2009, Villanova is a Big East Powerhouse! Villanova is famous for having their logo as a massive V. Their mascot is a scary lookin’ wildcat…his name is actually Will D. Cat. So, bring your white shirts! Can’t wait to see what the Villanova College Day Team has in store for us.
TEAM: NORTH CAROLINA TARHEELS
CHEER: IM A TARHEEL BORN AND HERE COMES CAROLINA
Another team that hasn’t been in College Day since 2009, the North Carolina Tarheels are back! For those who don’t know, a Tarheel refers to people who reside in the great state of North Carolina aka the Tarheel State. The mascot of the UNC Tarheels is Rameses, a Dorset Ram. UNC is known as one of the more elite college athletic programs in the country and has produced some
very famous athletes: Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Rasheed “ball don’t lie” Wallace, to name a few. Rockin’ the powder blue, UNC should be another great college day team.
TEAM: SYRACUSE ORANGE
COLOR: ORANGE (shocker)
CHEER: DOWN THE FIELD!
Last but not least, we welcome Syracuse back to College Day. Coming in as a 10 seed- nobody saw this coming. However, we’re psyched to see the Orange back at Perlman Camp. Syracuse or “‘cuse” is repped by a massive orange S and the funniest looking mascot EVER, Otto the Orange. ‘Cuse is the closest college day team to Perlman, and is going to be a great team to be on. Hey 2015 campers- bring your Perlman shirts back to camp this year (they’re orange). Oh, and to our NY campers and Knicks fans, I’m guessing you can name a pretty famous Syracuse Alum.
There’s your quick preview to College Day 2016! Campers, make sure to pack your Red, White, Blue and Orange Tshirts. Staff, get your arms warmed up, Dodgeball is comin’ soon.