“Who’s ready for some football??”
The answer to that question is BlueGrace Logistics. The countdown for the next season begins immediately after the SuperBowl, and we’ve waited 6 long months to begin talking smack to each other each week. There’s a buzz in the air throughout the office as the season kickoff approaches, and everyone is getting their game face on for the company-wide football pool.
Each year BlueGrace hosts an annual “Back to Football” kickoff bash at the office. Employees are encouraged to represent their team pride by wearing jerseys, t-shirts, hats and any other gear to promote their favorite teams.
Each office across the country celebrates this event, some uniting to support their local teams and others representing a melting pot of teams from their hometowns.
While team support varies by office location and even an employee’s desk, we all have one thing in common: a love for food. A feast of pizza and wings is brought in from local restaurants, and each employee is invited to participate in our “Best Tailgate Dish” competition. The aroma of dips and crockpot dishes fills the air letting everyone know football season is upon us.
Team Pride Extends to the Desk Space
Each department is also encouraged to decorate their space to celebrate the event. In our Tampa office this year, our BG Freight division turned their department into a football field, while our Customer Support team hosted a tailgate complete with a grill and corn-hole. Our Chicago office decorated their entire office to support the Chicago Bears, including goal posts to kick a football through. Team pride and our love of football was represented from Boston all the way to our LA office.
When September rolls around each year it means one thing: it’s “Back to Football” & the holiday season is right around the corner. We may root for different teams, but we are all united in our love for the game and all it represents.