Intramural events begin Friday with poker tournament

March is often equated with midterms and Spring Break, but those looking for some healthy competition should look to the University Recreation Center for a full schedule of intramural sports this month.

There are no team tournaments scheduled for March, but plenty of events for competitive individuals.

The individual events kick off Friday with a free No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Poker tournament at 5 p.m. in the Special Events Gym. The players ranked in the top-six will receive prizes.

If gambling isn’t your thing, there’s another individual tournament on March 30. The table tennis tournament will be held in the Games Room and is free of charge.

If games aren’t your thing, then lace up your running shoes for the 5K Run to Joe’s on March 27. The run costs $15 and benefits the Samaritan House Project in Fort Worth. Registration is already open and ends March 12.

Team competition in outdoor soccer began last week, and continues through March.

Other team sports coming up this month include Wallyball and Team Handball.

Wallyball is a 4-on-4 event resembling volleyball, but takes place on a racquetball court. Team registration for Wallyball begins Tuesday and play starts on March 28. The cost is $20 per team.

Team Handball registration also starts Tuesday, with competition kicking off March 28. Team Handball is a 7-on-7 event, and the cost is $35 per team.

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