Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Coming Together in Support of Spirit Week and the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research

PY1 Students dressed in white for "Class Color" Day.

November 2019 Spirit Week is a Success for the SLU Program in Physical Therapy
by Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy Student Emily Gier (Class of 2022)

This past week from November 9th through November 17th, the Physical Therapy Student Association (PTSA) hosted the 3rd Annual Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy Spirit Week.

Left: PY2 Students celebrate "Grout-Fit" Day with Dr. Levenhagen. Middle: Sophomores on "PJ" Day!
Right: Program in PT Faculty, Dr. Beckel and Dr. Austin on "Color" Day.

Spirit Week is a week-long competition between all classes and the faculty/staff to see who has the most spirit in the program. 

Turkey Bowl showdown!

Spirit Week kicked off with the annual Turkey Bowl flag football tournament. All grades showed great effort and determination but, in the end, the PY3’s took home the win. 

DPT Students Kelsey Bequette (Class of 2021) and
Lauren Foster (Class of 2022)
counting every penny.

Throughout the following week, classes demonstrated their spirit by participating in dress down days and Penny Wars. Dress down days included PJ Day, Grout-fit Day (all gray outfit), Class Color Day, Sports Day, and PT Apparel Day. Additionally, all week an intense Penny Wars took place to raise money for the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research which benefits various PT research initiatives. In the end, everyone in the Program came together and raised $496.23 for the charitable donation.
SLU Program in Physical Therapy Spirit Week is for everyone!

Points were awarded based on the percentage of the class that dressed up that day. The week concluded with an Ice Cream Party to celebrate another successful Spirit Week where the winner…drum roll please…was the Faculty, who were crowned champions of Spirit Week. PY1’s took home second place while the Freshmen were able to clinch third. 

SLU Program in Physical Therapy Faculty and Staff on "Sports" Day.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Spirit Week and made it another successful and memorable SLU Program in Physical Therapy event!

Left: PY3s on "Sports" Day.  Middle: PY2s on "Sports" Day.  Right: PY1s bring the spirit.

SLU DPT Student Emily Gier is the Physical Therapy Student Association (PTSA) Vice President of Philanthropy.


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