Of all the clubs and organizations that the college has to offer, it may surprise some to not see more intramural sport opportunities.
However, walking around the hallways of the college recently, one is bound to come across a flyer promoting a club a little out of the ordinary from those usually posted on the various bulletin boards.
It is for a COD Thursday Night Frisbee League offering students the chance to participate in the college’s first unofficial ultimate league.
It was started by COD student Ned Swanson as a way to “engage students in the context of physical activity and common interests in order to foster authentic peer relationships with new people.”
“Nighttime frisbee is a commonplace on major university campuses,” Swanson stated. “It gives students a chance to get away from homework/studying in a healthy, positive environment.
Games are held every Thursday night at 8 p.m. on the college’s south soccer complex.
According to Swanson, it has been difficult having enough people to play a real game in the early stages of the league, but he is still persistent to go out and play.
“Another guy and myself are there every week, rain or shine, unless an ark is needed to get to the field,” Swanson stated.
Swanson discussed his goals for the league and what he hopes it will accomplish.
“I would like to see students engage themselves in new activities that provide opportunities to create new friendships around something they already enjoy doing,” Swanson stated.
“Maybe the college could do a bit more to facilitate this by encouraging the use of its resources recreationally.”
It is Swanson’s mission to pass the league down to future generations of COD students so it “exists long into the future.”
“I guess my hope is to make this ‘league’ a lasting staple at COD as an opportunity for students to connect outside of class,” Swanson stated.
Everyone is encouraged to join the league and for more information on it, the group has its own Facebook page, COD Thursday Night Frisbee.