Saved a bundle on uniforms

I had no idea this existed at all:

A couple years ago I participated in and won the Tallahassee Naturally College Greek Athletic Meet. It was a small turnout, but very fun and a unique experience. After all, how often have you come across a competition involving javelin, sprinting, discuss, long-jump, and wrestling (in the event of a tie) that is conducted completely in the nude?

Tallahassee Naturally is a travel (“unlanded”) club — they don’t own permanent resort property — for family nude recreation. Which may explain this:

I’m sad to say that this year’s 22nd annual competition may be the last. I recently received an email stating that the woods in which the competition has been traditionally held will no longer be available to the organization in the future. While they intend to find a future home, I fear that the poor turnout in recent years will dampen their spirits and shake their resolve. So, if you’ve ever considered giving it your all while wearing nothing, make it now.

In the meantime, these are the house rules:

BRING: One clean birthday suit, beach towel or blanket, sunscreen, sack lunch, and plenty of drinking water.

CAMERAS: Not allowed! Exception: reporters from newspapers may make special arrangements.

NOTE: Anyone under 18 must bring signed parental permission.

Oh, and spectators ($20 per ticket) are advised that this is not a clothing-optional event: you do without, just as the participants do.





8 comments

  1. Holly H »

    24 March 2017 · 10:00 am

    “….Oh, and spectators ($20 per ticket) are advised that this is not a clothing-optional event: you do without, just as the participants do.”

    That is quite sensible. Levels the playing field.

  2. Holly H »

    24 March 2017 · 10:09 am

    About nudity….I totally get it, for at-home policy. But out in public, it would present many practical downsides. Hygiene, privacy, protection of tender body parts….including more areas subject to sunburn and mosquitoes. Maybe I’m just a prude, but I think I’ll pass. And, speaking of mosquitoes, I prefer the burqa over the bikini, for summer attire.

  3. fillyjonk »

    24 March 2017 · 10:25 am

    Fire ants. In the south at least. I won’t even go bare FOOT because of fire ants.

    (There is, however, a rather amusing YouTube video out there – I can’t find it now – about a couple fellows who do, in fact, attempt to do Olympic events as the original Olympians did. I think one of them chose to go “conscientious objector” on the wrestling bit)

  4. Holly H »

    24 March 2017 · 10:38 am

    haha! Yes, I forgot about “accidental contact with others’ body parts”, as a major disadvantage.

  5. CGHill »

    24 March 2017 · 11:22 am

    When World Naked Gardening Day debuted, I put up a list of possible disadvantages of participation.

  6. McG »

    24 March 2017 · 11:37 am

    I don’t do public nudity. What is seen cannot be unseen and I’ve damaged enough psyches already.

  7. Holly H »

    27 March 2017 · 10:07 am

    Thanks for the Naked Gardening Day post, finally saw the link to see all the details.

  8. CGHill »

    27 March 2017 · 11:23 am

    You don’t want to know how many of those I researched personally.

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