CFC Events Include Frisbee Golf, Halloween Celebration|
Late October featured two entertaining events designed to bring attention to the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign.
On Oct. 22, NIH staff enjoyed beautiful autumn weather as NIDCD hosted the NIH CFC Directors’ Challenge—a Frisbee Golf Throwdown. Teams of institute and center directors competed in a friendly game of Frisbee golf. Team members, including NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, landed their Frisbees inside metal basket targets to score points. The final Frisbee was the $1 Frisbee, worth 10 points, to demonstrate that when an employee donates $1 per pay period through payroll deduction, the contribution, while small, adds up to make a big difference to those in need. Sure enough, the team that got the $1 Frisbee into the target won the tournament.
Dr. Michael Gottesman, NIH deputy director for intramural research, kept score and announced the victors. The winning team included NCCIH deputy director Dr. David Shurtleff, NIAMS director Dr. Stephen Katz, FIC senior scientist Dr. Josh Rosenthal and NIDCD director Dr. Jim Battey. The event, held in front of Bldg. 1, drew an enthusiastic crowd of NIH staff who cheered on their directors in support of the CFC.
A week later, the patio outside the Bldg. 31 cafeteria came alive with fantastic and frightening creatures, including NIH’s very own “Cereal Killer” and various assorted wizards, witches, cartoon and storybook characters and superheroes. NIH staff had a howling good time posing for photos in the R&W’s free photo booth. Employees also enjoyed trick or treating with representatives from CFC charities and competing in a costume contest during the event.
Battey came out to enjoy the spectacle and NIDCD Executive Officer Tim Wheeles and HHS CFC Campaign Manager Dan Dodgen awarded trophies for best costumes. Shirley Flottum of OD was awarded a trophy for her “Cereal Killer” costume. OD’s Erin Butler won for her “Neapolitan Ice Cream” costume and ORS/ORF’s Pam Jenkins won a trophy for her “Little Red Riding Hood” costume after judges were terrified by the big bad wolf in her basket.
For more photos of NIH’ers in costume, visit the NIH CFC Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/NIH_CFC. NIDCD partnered with R&W in sponsoring the event.