Saturday, November 23rd
Adults can find themselves stuck in the weekly grind of work, parenting, chores, and other stresses. It is rare to dedicate a day entirely to fun and games. Fortunately, Fren-O was created to bring joy into people’s lives with nostalgic games that take them back to elementary school memories with games like three-legged race, wheelbarrow, relays, and leapfrog, just to name a few.
Fren-O has been held annually in South Florida at CB Smith Park since 2011. The first Orlando Fren-O Games took place in September 2019, and this year the founders are gearing up to take it to the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, and New York in 2020. The organization is currently preparing for the upcoming event that will take place in Pembroke Pines, Florida at C.B. Smith Park on November 23rd.
What: A fun, charitable event designed for adults, full of outdoor sports day games.
When: Saturday, November 23rd– Games start promptly at 10:00 a.m.
Where: C.B. Smith Park, 900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
Why: Adults can find themselves stuck in the weekly grind of work, parenting, chores, and other stresses. Fren-O is about having childlike fun again. Additionally, part of the proceeds will be going to Susan G. Komen, to fight breast cancer.
The event began as a way to bond with friends, similar to how childhood sports days brought friendships together. The outdoor games are essentially the same; the only changes are the participants’ ages and their drinking habits. Everyone is encouraged to bring his or her own food, drinks, and as many friends as they can gather.
There are NO prizes. Fren-O is entirely about having fun. The traditional childhood party games may sound silly, but they are guaranteed to bring out the competitive side of all team members.
Instead, Fren-O focuses on being a charitable fundraiser. Each year, Jason and Farrah choose a worthy charity, and teams engage in fundraising efforts to support that organization. The teams will then earn points for their efforts. In addition to donations to a registered charity, the event has also donated funds to past and current participants who are in need of medical assistance. It is a very community-driven event. Part of the proceeds from the event on November 23rd will go to Susan G. Komen, to help fight breast cancer.
Chow-Quan says, “We’re passionate about bringing people together to have good, clean, fun.” She adds, “This event takes people out of the bars and clubs and gets us engaging, competing, laughing, and challenging each other. It’s a sports day full of excitement that anyone ages 5 to 55 can enjoy. Whether you come with a team to play the games or come to cheer on your favorite team, it’s a guaranteed good time.”
For those who are interested in finding out more about the event, please visit www.frenolympics.com.