2013Oct 8

@LU_SPAD Students Host The SGA Cup

Event Organizers

Event Organizers

On Saturday October 4th, third year Event Management students organized the SGA Cup flag football tournament. The event was held on the athletic fields just outside of the Ben Avery Gymnasium. A total of eight teams battled it out for the prestigious SGA Cup.

The day got off to an early start and event organizers did a great job of having the field ready for 10am competition on Saturday morning. Every team was guaranteed three round robin games, as well as one playoff game. Teams competed for positioning throughout the morning and early afternoon round robin games.

Organizers also introduced a very popular skills competition to the tournament this year. Competitions took place to determine the fastest runner, longest field goal kicker, and most accurate quarterback. The field goal competition created a lot of buzz at the field, as everyone in attendance was rooting on the competitors as they made kicks from nearly 40 yards out! For lunch, players and spectators were treated to complimentary Toppers Pizza and Red Bull.

Awarding The SGA Cup

Awarding The SGA Cup

After the round robin, the playoff bracket was set and teams were ready to battle it out for the SGA Cup and some great prizes. Things got very interesting early on, as the 8th seeded “Dusty Russ and the Boys” defeated the #1 ranked Frosh team to advance to the semi-finals. There was no shortage of drama in the semi-finals, as referees were forced to make a call that would decide the outcome of the game. The scene was reminiscent to the controversial Monday Night Football game between the Packers and Seahawks. Organizers convened and ultimately made the right call, setting up a final between “Blue Mountain State” and “Dusty Russ and the Boys”.

The Cinderella story of “Dusty Russ and the Boys” came to an end, as “Blue Mountain State” was victorious and brought home the SGA Cup. The winning team was also awarded 15 Toronto Argonauts tickets for a game later this season. The runner-ups did not go home empty-handed as they received 10 Sudbury Wolves tickets to any game of their choice this season!IMG_5523

A big thank you to event organizers for a great day of football. Everyone who participated definitely had a blast and are looking forward to next year’s event! Click here to view photos of the event. 

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