Rec Sports, PC bring ‘mayhem’ to campus

“Midnight Mayhem” descends on SHSU tomorrow, as the Department of Recreational Sports and Program Council unite to bring some late night entertainment to Huntsville.

“Midnight Mayhem” is a major event where games, tournaments and prizes are provided for SHSU students.

According to Amy Swingle, coordinator of the event, “Midnight Mayhem” was formerly known as “The Rec Sports All-Nighter”. The name of the late night happening was changed four years ago when it was scheduled to coincide with SHSU’s week long Spring Fling activities.

Swingle said many inflatable games will be available at “Midnight Mayhem”, including a giant inflated obstacle course, bungee basketball and football toss.

“These are all being sponsored by the Program Council,” Swingle said.

Swingle said the popular “Make-Your-Own-Video” attraction, also sponsored by Program Council, will make a return appearance this year.

“Basically, you step in front of a screen, and make a music video,” Swingle said. “People can bring their own music, or lip sync like karaoke.”

The Department Recreational Sports is sponsoring many games and tournaments as well. Games include Speed Throw, a competition to see which student can throw a baseball the fastest, and Blanket Volleyball, a version of the game where blankets are thrown over the net, hiding your opponent from view.

“Since you can only see your opponent’s feet, the game can get pretty interesting,” Swingle said.

Other games to be featured at “Midnight Mayhem” include: Four Square, Ultimate Twister, One-on-One basketball, a Hotshot tournament and musical chairs.

“We are also going to have a dominoes tournament and a spades tournament also,” Swingle said.

In addition, 10 students will be drawn from all entries to attempt a half court shot, with each contestant receiving one shot at the goal.

“Whoever makes it first will get a check for $500,” Swingle said.

Other prizes up for grabs include two semesters of free textbooks donated by the Barnes and Noble University Bookstore and T-shirts.

“Variety Sounds” is providing a DJ and sound system for the event, and Recreational Sports will provide free corn dogs and drinks.

“We’ll start serving the food at about 8 p.m.,” Swingle said.

“Midnight Mayhem” is taking place on Wednesday from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Health and Kinesiology Center. Admission to the event is free to all SHSU students.

For more information on “Midnight Mayhem”, or any of the games and tournaments for the event, please contact Amy Swingle at 294-1967 or Program Council at 294-1763.

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