Elmer Mitchell created the first Intramural league in 1919, while attending the University of Michigan and unaware it would become regular practice in high schools and universities all across North America.
Continuing the tradition that Mitchell created, SAIT has established a well-known intramural program for its student body.
A program which offers numerous activities including ice and floor hockey, 3 on 3 basketball, dodge ball, volleyball, and indoor soccer.
The purpose of these extra curricular activities is to teach students a healthy lifestyle, as well as an easy way to meet fellow sports enthusiasts.
“It’s a great way to learn to balance your school work and be physically active simultaneously,” said Derek Robinson, a SAIT alumni who participated in intramurals during his years on campus.
To not conflict with any school schedules the activities are held from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the SAIT wellness centre.
Besides the athletic perspective, it also provides students with employment opportunities such as being a scorekeeperor referee during the games.
This gives students a chance to add volunteer work to their resumes.
In attempt to encourage school spirit and promote the program, SAIT is now introducing staff intramurals where you can see your own instructors go head-to-head in fierce competition for bragging rights and the chance to show their students ‘they still got it.’
For more information on the intramural league including schedule, results, and how to become a part of a winning tradition visit the SAIT website or contact the program coordinator Mike Stevens at 403-284-8924.