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Feb 10

[ARCHIVED] City Manager's Message: Feb. 11 is Show Your Team Spirit Day

The original item was published from February 10, 2022 11:51 AM to February 11, 2022 11:57 AM

It is hard to believe that it is Super Bowl time again! I don’t know about you, but it feels like it was just December. While we cannot always dress down or be casual, I am a firm believer that work should be both productive and fun! The Super Bowl is a great time to show our team spirit by wearing our favorite sports team's jersey. So, Friday, Feb. 11 is our annual Show Your Team Spirit Day.  


il_1588xN.3686818073_de3eDon't feel like you have to wear only Bengals or Rams attire — I know we have a lot of Cowboys and Commanders fans out there! Actually, you don’t even have to wear a football jersey, shirt or hat — feel free to wear apparel for any baseball, hockey, lacrosse, swim team or whatever other sport you love (professional, amateur, or even little league).  I will be wearing a Kecoughtan Warriors shirt in honor of my daughter’s sports team. Let's just join together and show our team spirit and while we are at it, let’s take a moment to maybe learn something new about a co-worker like who they cheer for, their favorite sport, or what sport their children play. If you get a chance, drop me a quick email and tell me what team and/or sport you are passionate about. I would love to hear from you. 


Don’t forget to take pictures and send them to the Marketing team at so they can capture the moment in this gallery:


Team Hampton Survey

Spirit Day is just one way we can learn more about each other and have fun at work. In fact, I would really like to expand the opportunities for us to do more fun things together as a workforce, and I know all of our senior leaders feel the same. To help us figure out what you would most like to do as Team Hampton, I would like to ask you to take a few moment to complete the survey at


Wellness Committee

Also, we are looking for employee volunteers to be part of a Wellness Committee that we will convene to help plan the types of events you most want to do. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the application at We will contact those of you selected in the very near future — we want to ensure we get a diverse group of employees who represent our many operations. Please note you will need your department head's/supervisor's permission. 


In the meantime, I hope we all have fun celebrating our favorite sports teams on Friday!

— Mary