Campus Recreation

Rec Events

Rec Events are held at various times throughout the semester. Most events are free, though some may require a minimal fee. Check out upcoming Rec Events to find out if registration is required and the registration deadlines. Some events even offer opportunities to win prizes!

FALL 2015 Schedule
Event Date & Time Cost Location Registration Deadline  
Cricket World Cup Saturday, Sept. 5,
11:0AM-4:00PM
FREE! Games at Vince Grady Fields Registration due by September 3 Spencer Student Recreation Center
Beep Ball: Baseball in the Dark Thursday, Sept. 10,
7:30PM-11:00PM
FREE! Hanson Field Registration due by September 8 Spencer Student Recreation Center

Dads' Day:
Home Run Derby

Saturday, Sept. 19,
1:00-4:00PM
FREE! Vince Grady Field No pre-registration
Equipment provided
Spencer Student Recreation Center
Outdoor Kayaking Workshop

Saturday, Sept. 26,
9:00AM-3:00PM

$10/person Spring Lake Registration due by September 24  
Fourth Annual Fallen Soldiers 5K Race

Saturday,
Oct. 10,
Race 9:00AM;
Ceremony 8:30 AM

$25/person Spencer Student Recreation Center $25 Early Bird Registration due by September 28;
$35 Day-of-Registration
 
Super Smash Bros Tournament Saturday,
Oct. 24,
6:00PM-Midnight
FREE! MAC Gym in Spencer Student Recreation Center    
15th Annual Big Pink Volleyball Tournament

Monday-Thursday,
Oct. 26-29,
4:00PM - 10:00PM

$5/player Spencer Student Recreation Center Registration due by October 20  
Goalball Tournament Thursday, Nov. 5,
8:00PM-9:50PM
  Brophy Hall Regisgration due by November 2

Spencer Student Recreation Center

Indoor World Cup Soccer/Badminton and Table Tennis Contest Friday-Saturday, Nov. 13-14 $5/player Spencer Student Recreation Center Registration due by November 11  

Rec Events for Charities

Big Pink Volleyball
  • Each year, graduate assistants, student employees, and staff members from Campus Recreation work with other groups on campus to co-sponsor philanthropic events to benefit specific charity organizations.
  • Western Illinois University is home to the ORIGINAL Big Pink Volleyball! We work with Thompson Hall to hold the biggest and the best Big Pink Volleyball Tournament in the state to educate Western students about breast cancer and send donations to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation and the McDonough District Hospital Mammogram Assistance Program. This year's program raised $8,342.88 to be split between the two charities.  Overall the program has raised $111,963.74
  • The eXtreme Dodgeball for Diabetes tournament is held in conjunction with National Residence Hall Honorary, and all proceeds are given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In 2014 we raised $533.50.  All students are encouraged to participate.
  • The International World Cup Soccer Tournament held in the fall and spring in conjunction with the Center for International Studies raises funds annual for various charities around the world.  This year we raised $295 for Kimbra, one of the largest slums in Africa.

For additional information on any of our Rec Events, stop by the Campus Recreation Office in the Spencer Student Recreation Center, Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM, or call the Campus Recreation Office at (309) 298-1228.