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 September 5th from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM FREE! Games at Vince Grady Fields September 3th Spencer Student Recreation Center
Beep Ball: Baseball in the Dark September 10th from 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM FREE! Games on lit up Hanson Field September 8th Spencer Student Recreation Center
Dads' Weekend: Home Run Derby September 19th from Noon - 3:00 PM FREE! Throwing area of Hanson Field No pre-registration Spencer Student Recreation Center
Indoor Kayaking Workshop September 26th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM $10.00/person Aquatics Center in Spencer Student Recreation Center September 24th  
Fourth Annual Fallen Soldiers 5K Race October 10th starting Race 9:00 AM - Ceremony 8:30 AM $25.00/person Spencer Student Recreation Center September 28th  
Super Smash Bros Tournament October 24 from 6:00 PM - Midnight FREE! MAC Gym in Spencer Student Recreation Center    
15th Annual Big Pink Volleyball Tournament October 26th - 29th from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM $5.00/player Spencer Student Recreation Center October 20th  
Goalball Tournament November 5th from 8:00 PM - 9:50 PM   Brophy Hall November 2 Spencer Student Recreation Center
Indoor World Cup Soccer/Badminton and Table Tennis Contest November 13th - 14th $5.00/player Spencer Student Recreation Center 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 $295.00 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, 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M., or call the Campus Recreation Office at (309) 298-1228.