With zero active COVID-19 cases at Bowdoin and the College in “yellow” status, the intramural season is going to kick off this weekend! New intramurals like cornhole, croquet, frisbee golf and power walk rugby are open to all students on campus. All sports will be played with masks and players will be properly socially distanced when possible. Intramurals will run through the last week in October, and for many sports, players do not need to join a registered team. So, if you’re looking for a quick way to stay active before it starts to snow, head on over to the athletics department website to sign up.
The women’s soccer and women’s volleyball teams have joined forces to organize a virtual 5k walk/run/swim/bike this weekend in support of Maine Inside Out (MIO). According to an Instagram post advertising the event, “MIO is a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Maine. MIO is a community for those who have been incarcerated, those who have experienced structural racism and their allies. Through art, advocacy training and transformative justice, MIO practices a community model for social change.” The fundraiser is very informal. Ideally, participants will donate to MIO before tomorrow, and if they tag women’s soccer or women’s volleyball in a story post, they will be reposted on the teams’ accounts. The teams remind participants to make sure to add a comment to the donation indicating that they are participating in this fundraiser specifically.
SPRING ATHLETICS UNDECIDED
In an email to the College, President Clayton Rose said that no decision has been made yet regarding spring athletics. Rose stated in his email, “The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) presidents will not be meeting until November, at which point decisions on athletics for the spring will begin to be considered.” However, it seems unlikely that there will be any winter sports, given that the College will not begin classes for the second semester until February 8, 2021, and housing will not open up until February 6, 2021. With the majority of preseason and a significant chunk of the regular season for winter athletics happening over the January break, it seems unlikely that a winter competition season will happen during the normal months this year.