The next day us Gamemakers showed up bright and early to set up the cornucopia, catalog sponsor gifts, and make sure the arena was ready. The weather was gorgeous, a perfect 72 degrees, and only a few clouds in the sky. We couldn't have asked for a better day.
The tributes arrived at the arena dressed in full uniform. After reading through the rules and handing out of the survival packs, we positioned them around the cornucopia. One blast from the air horn, and they were off!
Eventually we had to condense the playing space to just the clearing that the cornucopia was in. (queue epic battle montage music)The whole thing ended spectacularly when the last three remaining tributes stormed the Gamemaker's seats, yelling "uprising!" From what they told us later, they had all decided to do this from the very start. Personally, I don't think it gets much more awesome than that.
All in all, I'd say the program was a fantastic success. "Next time you should make it last three days" was the comment we got from more than one participant, so apparently the teens agreed.
Though this day was for the teens, I did learn one valuable piece of advice that could one day save you from the zombies: foam noodles can make amazing weapons. Stay safe... and may the odds be ever in your favor.