Intramurals benefit Stevenson community

It is intramural season once again. Stevenson’s intramural sports and recreation program is dedicated to advancing personal growth for those who participate. Intramurals provide both competitive and non-competitive sports, all of which are played on the Owings Mills campus.

(Photo from Stevenson Campus Rec Facebook Page)

(Photo from Stevenson Campus Rec Facebook Page)

Intramurals offer a fun and safe environment for students to participate. They also provide a social environment, whether it is playing on a team with friends or offering an opportunity to meet other people who have the same interests in a sport.

Intramurals are open to anyone who has an active Stevenson ID, which includes students, faculty or staff, but excludes alumni. Not much commitment is necessary because games are played more for entertainment. Craig Leduc, assistant director of campus recreation, said that the goal is for students to give it a chance and hopefully they will enjoy the experience, play more, and return year after year.

Basketball and floor hockey are currently offered. After spring break, softball and outdoor soccer will begin. There will also soon be small surprising tournaments of different and new sports, according to Leduc.

He added, “We’re really just looking for students to get involved, and we want individuals who want to play different sports.” Whether or not any players believe that they are the best or the worst in a sport, the program still wants them to give it a try.

“Sure, it can get competitive, but the competitiveness doesn’t take away the fun of it. I enjoy playing with my friends rather than winning sometimes,” junior Cameron Gaynor said. “It’s meant for other reasons than being competitive, and that’s the purpose of it.”

Anyone interested in participating in a sport should contact Matt Grimm, director of campus recreation, or Leduc, assistant director of campus recreation, via campus email.

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