Departments to face off in employee kickball tournament


Departments to face off in employee kickball tournament

Paige Brockway, Editor-in-Chief

Oakland University Recreation and Well-Being will be hosting its first annual Faculty and Staff Kickball Tournament this June.

Employees from different departments will compete in teams of 10-14 players. Multiple departments are also able to combine to form one team.

Confirmed teams include:

  • First-Year Advising Center: “Kickin’ It Old School”
  • Division of Development and Alumni Relations: “Aspire to Kick”
  • School of Health Sciences: “SHS Kickers”
  • Structural: “Hammer Toe:
  • Budget and Human Resources Departments: “Wilson Whatchamacallits”
  • Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine: “Team OUWB”

All games will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., to fit into employee lunch breaks. Round one takes place June 14 and 15, the semifinals on June 20 and the championship games on June 23.

“As part of employee well-being programs within University Recreation and Well-Being, we are really placing emphasis on getting employees up and out of their offices during the summer months,” said Stephanie Willis, coordinator of wellness and educational outreach. “The goal of our programs is to encourage movement and fitness in a fun, social setting that promotes comradery among OU faculty and staff.”

Players of all levels are welcome to participate. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come watch the games, which will be played at the Recreation and Athletic Outdoor Complex.

There is still room for two more teams in the tournament, and sign-up is open at Registration is limited to the first eight teams and has been open since May 16.

For more information about the kickball tournament, contact Stephanie Willis at [email protected] or (248) 370-4968.