Plastic balls bounced off the ceiling and rolled on the gym floor Nov. 2 at the CAC as BYU-Hawaii Seasider Sports held their second annual wiffle ball tournament.
Austin Jaeger, a senior from California majoring in business finance, said, “This is the second year we have had the wiffle ball tournament. We got a lot of positive feedback last year so we decided to hold another tournament this year.” Jaeger works for Seasider Sports, and he said he and his fellow employees really enjoy holding events and tournaments to try get students involved in campus activities.
This year there were eight teams competing in the bracket-play tournament. As the elimination rounds began, two teams were left, the Wiffle Flocka Flames and A Case of the Wiffles. At the end of the night, the Wiffle Flocka Flames took home the victory of the second annual wiffle ball tournament held at BYUH.
Madi Stapley, a junior from Arizona majoring in graphic design and an employee of Seasider Sports said, “I love my job. I love being here and being able to participate in these activities. Seasider Sports and the activities held are a great way to meet new people. It is also super fun to watch people get competitive here.” Stapley said she loves hanging out with her coworkers and watching people get excited when they win.
Seasider Sports holds sporting activities every week. These sporting activities include weekly intramural events such as basketball, volleyball, football, and soccer. Along with these weekly intramural and sporting opportunities, Seasider Sports also holds free play. During free play, students have the opportunity to go to the gym and play sports just for fun.
“I love free play. Spending my nights just shooting hoops with my friends and playing basketball with people I meet is a fulfilling Friday night for me,” said Max Moncur, a senior from California majoring in business finance.
Every few weeks, Seasider Sports and Activities hold major events. On Oct. 27, Seasider Sports and Activities held a foam run. These activities take a lot of time to plan out. They said they make an effort to get more students involved in the school sports since BYUH no longer has any athletic programs.
Shane Massey, a junior from California majoring in exercise and sports science said, “I came out to play tonight because I love baseball, and I love being competitive. I had a lot of fun tonight just hanging out with my friends. 10 out of 10 would recommend coming to next year’s tournament.”
Hannah Olson, a sophomore from Georgia majoring in social work, said, “I don’t play at these events and I don’t work for Seasider Sports, but I came tonight and I come to these events because I like hanging out with the people that come. I’m into watching sports, but not playing them. It’s always a good time, and I get to meet new people.”