I was finally able to go back to SafeHouse this evening and had such a good time catching up with everyone. I plan on doing that for the next two days before I take off for a month :)
Hema also volunteered this afternoon through her work. Here's what they got up to:
"Today was a great day to be a employee at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. With the help of Atlanta Challenge Team Building, not only were we able to identify the behaviors of optimum teamwork, but we were also able to give back to our community. We started out by being divided into 4 teams: Gold Team aka Silent but Deadly, White Team aka Sons of Anarchy, Blue Team aka GPG, and the Green Team aka Superstars. The objective of the team building event was to complete a series of challenges to retrieve bicycle parts. After completing all the challenges and gathering the parts, we had to assemble the bicycle. The bicycles that we built then would be donated to the Georgia National Guard, who then would donate it to a child who has a mother or father in the armed forces.
All of the challenges that we completed today were tough, but very entertaining and interactive. All the teams completed all the challenges and successfully retrieved all the parts. As for the winner, I would say that the Gold Team won, but I am sure that the others teams might not agree :). The Green Team believes that were certain managing members of the Blue Team that might have swindled their way to get ahead. The Blue Team believes that they were just smarter and that they outwitted not only the Green Team, but all the teams. The White Team believes that they were awesome just because they were the Sons of Anarchy. Lastly, the Gold Team was the best because they had the best assembled bicycle with the most accessories. At the end of the day, the real winners were the kids. The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead was able to donate 4 bicycles today and we are so glad that we could be apart of a great community event!"
It's amazing that a company sponsored an event like this and got their staff involved - it makes giving back that much more fun!