This November, 20 Palmer West students literally traveled across the country to compete against other chiropractic schools at the Chirogames in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
We had teams playing flag football, women’s soccer and beach volleyball. The teams enjoyed playing the sports and competing on the beautiful sunny Florida coastline while being able to enjoy team sports, the warm beach and a little time away from home. It was a great opportunity to get to know new people around the school on a level outside the hallways.
Palmer West is one of the smallest chiropractic schools in the United States and had a smaller turnout than the other schools. But despite our low numbers, the teams put up a tough fight in all their games on Saturday and Sunday. The teams had a competitive mind set, but most of all wanted to go out and enjoy playing the games that they love.
The weather was hot, the food was fried and the nights were full of dancing. The nightlife in Cocoa Beach was filled with chiropractic students from across North America from both the United States and Canada, with a report of over 600 students on the small island over the weekend. This was a great opportunity to meet other chiropractic students that will one day be our colleagues.
Overall, the weekend was a blast, being able to play in the sun and compete.
Nichelle Francavilla B.S., ART, CSCS
Palmer College of Chiropractic, West Campus (9Q-Student Intern)