Assalamu-alaikum (peace be upon you) parents, youth, and visitors alike,

When you are greeted with this joyful expression each week, why wouldn't you be excited to come?

When you are greeted with this joyful expression each week, why wouldn’t you be excited to come?

Time appears to be flying away; it appears just a few weeks ago we were starting another semester of youth group activities. Tonight marked the halfway point of our IYG Spring 2013 Program. We began the evening with a quick review of our activities this past semester. Each attendee had a chance to let our mentors know what activity/lesson was enjoyed the most. Food appeared to be a popular choice followed closely by Ultimate Frisbee and Lava Lamps. After completing our quick review, our mentors explained the rules for the game of dodgeball. Basically, there are two teams and 10 soft dodgeballs in play. The idea is to use the dodgeballs as a way to take members from the opposing team out of play. Once an entire team has been removed from the playing field, the team that remains emerges victorious. The pictures below tell the story much better:

 

 

We're ready sir! Let the game begin!

We’re ready sir! Let the game begin!

 

Danyal attempts to hold back Mohamed as Ata charges forward with a throw...

Danyal attempts to hold back Mohamed as Ata charges forward with a throw…

 

Danyal, Ata, Abdelrahman, and Nuriddeen quickly get knocked out of the game. Check out Danyal's cool kicks!

Danyal, Ata, Abdelrahman, and Nuriddeen quickly get knocked out of the game. Check out Danyal’s cool kicks!

 

VICTOORRRRYYYY!!!


VICTOORRRRYYYY!!!

 

Mujtaba, Hamza, and Raad try to return the favor in game 2...

Mujtaba, Hamza, and Raad try to return the favor in game 2…

 

The nifty handshake indicates they succeeded!

The nifty handshake indicates they succeeded!

 

Apparently some of our youth wanted to play dodgeball without shoes...

Apparently some of our youth wanted to play dodgeball without shoes…

 

From dodgeball, our youth turned to a creative game called Kingdom. King Hamza appears to be guarding his castle quite well...

From dodgeball, our youth turned to a creative game called Kingdom. King Hamza appears to be guarding his castle quite well…

 

"Help me," says Abdelrahman. "I'm over here." King Danyal meanwhile works to rescue his comrades from King Hamza.

“Help me,” says Abdelrahman. “I’m over here.” King Danyal meanwhile works to rescue his comrades from King Hamza.

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