The final day consisted of both a 3-on-3 tournament, and a 5-on-5 tournament, and NO BANDA!!

As with the preceding days, we started at 10:00 a.m. sharp with stretching exercises. However, the final day featured WAW volunteer Marylyn conducting the stretching exercises instead of Raj. With her expansive background in yoga, and physical therapy, Marylyn took the participants through a variety of moves for a 15 minute period.

Upon a general vote (with Michael Rosenkrantz not voting), it was decided for the final day that tea-time would be taken, if desired, by the teams not involved in the 3-on-3 competition, and not by all at the same time (thus not breaking the flow of the competition). The entire group (60+ participants) was broken up into 3-person teams, Coach Raj helping to divide the teams up as evenly as possible. With only two half-courts to play on, both Greg and Dan had 10 teams to play all teams at least once, then semi-final and final games per court, with a FINAL cross-over competition facing off the two winners, and the two second-place teams from each court…..all games to be played and completed by 1:00 p.m. , in time for lunch. Unfortunately lunch was delayed by approximately 5-10 minutes in order for the final games to be played (deemed to be a scheduling success under the circumstances). Note** each 3-on-3 team, while playing, were permitted to use two of the new chairs.

After lunch, starting at 2:00 p.m. (yes, all participants agreed to cut their lunch short by 15 minutes), the group was broken up into 9 teams….Coach Raj once again helping to even out the teams for parity. Each single-elimination game lasted 6 minutes in duration, running time, with Dan and Greg playing for 3 minutes of each non-playoff game, on opposite sides. Each team had at least 7 players and all players were required to play at least 3 minutes per game. Each team was permitted to use up to 4 of the new chairs while playing.

The day concluded with many pictures being taken, hands being shaken, medals being passed out, heartfelt thanks being expressed, and a sweet-sadness about how quickly time passed and how much we all had grown an attachment to each other.