#HOLSTSPORTZ

#HOLSTSPORTZ

The Holst crew has been an active bunch this summer, both in and out of the office. After a long day’s work, our firm finds it nice to participate in some physical activity and a little (or a lot of) healthy competition.

This summer Holst finally joined the AIA Softball League – a slow pitch co-ed softball league between Portland area architectural and engineering firms. So far, Team Holst is holding its own, batting around .500 with only two more games till the end of the season tournament. This display of athleticism is bound to bring about a multitude of injuries: pulled hammies, bruised knees, twisted ankles, and - taking the prize for worst injury - a broken thumb!  Although a trophy will be awarded to the winner of the tournament, this league is all about having a good time, earning only bragging rights and healthy farmers tans.


Playing sports is often about receiving rewards far greater than trophies. Earlier this month, Holst brought a group out to the fields to play soccer with kids – specifically refugee children from East Africa, Burma, and Nepal. The soccer match was organized by 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance, that is committed to guiding refugee or migrant children in opportunities through soccer, education, and community. These Holsters came away feeling rather impressed by the kids’ fancy footwork and happy to have welcomed them to their new homes through a sport that transcends language and culture.


And what summer would be complete without a backyard cookout? Last week, Holsters got up from their desks and rolled-up the garage door to share in this American pastime. After resolving the small stumbling block of getting all the parts needed for the bbq – we were really cooking with gas! The team enjoyed classic grill grub, snacks, and frosé pops while relaxing on our office patio. Of course, there were more sportz too. That is, there was ping pong and cornhole, because no gathering is complete without yard games.

Work hard, play hard.

#HOLSTSPORTZ


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