The purple and red Olympics

It’s a games that will make you giggle. Throwing ducks into a roasting pan or ping pong balls into bra cups.

The Limpy Games is the Red Hatter group’s version of the Olympics, but with a twist - everything is a little bit silly!

“The motto for our games is: The games will be easy, no need to run, it’s all about friendship and loads of fun,” says Welcoming Babes’ Susan Daniels, also known as Lady Pap Mayoress.

“The aim of the event aligns with what we are all about - fun, friendship, and in this case, frivolity!”

The Red Hat Society is an international group for women created to connect like-minded women, help make new friends and enrich lives through the power of fun, friendship and fellowship.

Susan says the games involve Red Hatter groups from Auckland, Waikato, the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel areas, and this year the Welcoming Babes will be hosting the event.

“The team that wins holds the games the following year, so because we won we are in the hot seat this year.”

She says normally the Limpy Games are held every second year, but this time they were moved forward due to their big convention next year.

The games will involve 16 teams of four, competing in nine events, which they can complete at their own pace. There will also be 13 other Red Hatters cheering their teams on.

“We will be using some of the games from last year, but have introduced a few new ones, such as throwing the duck in the roasting pan, throw ping pong balls into bra cups - where there will be a ‘booby’ prize - a knitting challenge, and more,” says Susan.

“Oh, and most come dressed for the occasion in their leotards and sweat bands. And, of course, it will be a purple and red occasion!”

After the games there will be lunch and an awards ceremony, where the winning teams get their medals. Raffle tickets will also be sold on the day to help cover costs.

The Limpy Games will be held on November 7 from 10am at Mount Maunganui RSA at 544 Maunganui Road.