Kody Miles, current Mercyhurst graduate student and founder of Exit.44, has created a competitive intramural kickball season to be held on campus.
The league was created in collaboration with Mercyhurst Athletics and is set to take place throughout the fall semester. Games will be played on campus at Saxon Stadium and at the Mercyhurst University Soccer Field.
The sporting event is a fun, safe and active way for students to become involved on campus and create an enjoy-able experience.
“We chose kickball because it is a competitive yet safe and socially distant sport,” said Miles.
The lack of PSAC sports this year has left many students searching for a way to bring some form of competition to the campus and Miles saw this as the perfect opportunity for a kickball league.
With the current climate due to COVID-19, many people may also be finding it difficult to maintain an active lifestyle. Joining the league is a great way to get some exercise in while having fun and making new friends along the way. Mercyhurst students have been given the option to form their own kickball team or register as a free agent.
Team rules state the maximum number of players on a roster as 10, as well as the requirement of at least three members of the opposite gender on a team.
No prior athletic experience is necessary and all are welcome to join in on the fun.
The kickball will also feature several special weekly titles to be awarded for the best moments from the week.
“We’re especially excited for the engaging features we’ll have for the kickball league,” said Miles.
Every week will include features such as the top plays, player stats, rankings and even player interviews. Weekly recaps will be available on the Exit.44 Instagram.
Masks are required to be worn at all times and prop-er COVID-19 guidelines have been established for the league.
Games are scheduled to take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m. More information will continue to come over time.
“I’m most excited. . . to see everyone come together and compete in a safe manner. My passion is to put on these events for students and make great connections and friend-ships and give them unique experiences to talk about and enjoy,” Miles said.
If you have any questions regarding the league, you can contact Kody Miles (@exit.44) on Instagram.
Competition has begun but registration is still currently open! You can sign up at www.hurstathletics.com/kick-ball2020.