Bubble Soccer, Kick It, and golf coming in April from campus rec

9 April 2019

Brian Blevins

bblevins@uccs.edu

    Over the next four weeks, the UCCS Gallogly and Recreation Center will host six recreation events that will include a variety of activities for students who participate. These events will also close out the spring semester for open events and tournaments.

    Skyler Cook, the Recreation and Wellness Center’s program director for competitive sports, said via email that “Campus Rec aims to engage the university community in diverse sport and program opportunities that enrich the student learning experience through involvement, leadership, and physical activity in a safe and competitive environment.”

    Two events will take place this Wednesday, April 10. The first is the Bubble Soccer pick-up games, which will be available on the West Lawn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with rolling admission happening the entire duration of the event. Cook said, “those interested can simply stop by, sign the waiver, and jump in the bubble suit to give it a try.”

    Bubble Soccer is put on in partnership with the UCCS Office of Student Activities (OSA) as part of events for the 17th annual Roar Daze happening this week.

    This week’s second event, a 7-on-7 dodgeball tournament, is also happening on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Recreation and Wellness Center. A $7 fee is needed for this event, as well as registration in advance. Students who have purchased a Sports Pass through the Recreation Center are able to participate for free.

    Next week features a doubles tennis tournament at Portal Park, off of Hancock Avenue, south of Austin Bluffs Parkway. This tournament also requires a $7 entry fee and prior registration with the Recreation and Wellness Center.

    A disc golf event will be hosted on April 25 at Cottonwood Creek Park in Colorado Springs, followed on April 27 by the annual “Kick It” intramural soccer tournament.

    The “Kick It” tournament is, according to the Recreation and Wellness Center, an “annual UCCS Mini World Cup,” being hosted in partnership with the UCCS MOSAIC office. According to Cook’s statement, the event is intended to “unite and celebrate the different cultures and backgrounds of the students on our campus through the game of soccer.”

    The tournament format, Cook noted, is different from most intramural tournaments, and will feature a round of pool play that guarantees each team at least two games. FInalists will advance to a playoff round, where a champion will eventually be decided. Winners will receive UCCS intramural champion T-shirts, as well as Old Chicagos gift cards and a team trophy.

    Students must pre-register in teams of five in order to participate, and should contact Cook at scook5@uccs.edu in order to do so.

    The final Recreation Center event of the semester will happen on May 3 at Cherokee Ridge Golf Course on the east side of Colorado Springs. The Golf Scramble will be a 9-hole round of golf in which students compete in pairs for the prize of UCCS intramural champion T-shirts and an Old Chicago gift cards. For this event, registration is also required, as well as a $10 fee to pay for use of the golf course.

    For the dodgeball, tennis, disc golf and Golf Scramble events, students can register at campusrec.uccs.edu/fusionIM. A link is also available at the Recreation and Wellness Center website.

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