As former competitive athletes (and current competitive board game enthusiasts), we understand a thing or two about teamwork. When we met the Arthurs, it was obvious they did, too. Secret family handshake. Check. Super cool family cheer. Done.
And, best of all, a simple, yet powerful response to a simple, yet powerful question. It’s the same one Coach Herb Brooks posed to the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic Hockey Team: Who do you play for? The players famously responded with their own college teams – and they were punished – until Captain Mike Eruzione famously responded, “I play for the United States of America!”
Dave, Tracy, and their twin girls, Claire and Ainsley, may not wear family jerseys on their backs, but their loyalty to each other is painted clearly on their hearts. Every time we asked the girls who they played for, their answer, like Captain America’s, was simple, yet powerful: Team Arthur.
We had a blast being part of the A-Team for an afternoon, and accept our honorary memberships bestowed upon us by our new favorite first graders (we learned the handshake) with happiness. Team Arthur, thank you for brightening our day and lighting up our cameras. Here are a few of our favorites from our time together.