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The Walter H. Butler Field Day has been a spirited Pelican vs. Flamingo tradition since 1931. Children from Kindergarten to 9th Grade compete for the coveted Field Day Cup in relays, team sports, individual events and final tugs-o-war. Every PBDA student’s life-long Pelican or Flamingo affiliation is either inherited from his or her family or decided at the annual “Hatching” ceremony where new students find Flamingo yellow or Pelican blue wristbands inside golden eggs.
Annually, the fierce but friendly rivalry includes dozens of athletic events appropriate for all ages and culminates in the presentation of the Walther H. Butler Field Day Cup to the winning team captains.