Friday, May 10th was Conception Seminary’s annual “May Day” events. It is like one big day-long sports game. This year’s competition of the blue team vs. the white team involved soccer, ultimate frisbee, basketball, volleyball, softball, flag football, tug of war, and more. Among the numerous individual events, there was a dunk competition (on a lower basketball hoop), pool, ping-pong, racquetball, and a game increasing in popularity on our campus: Spikeball. Spikeball is played 2 vs 2, with a taut hula hoop sized Spikeball net placed between the teams. A player starts a point by serving the ball down on the net so it ricochets up at his opponents. They have up to three hits between them (just like Volleyball) to control the ball and bounce it back off the net.
It turned out to be a beautiful day for sporting events. The sun was shining most of the day, even though the high temperature was around 60. The seminarians seemed to enjoy themselves thoroughly as did the spectators.
Below: The morning Spikeball competition was fun to watch.
Below: The soccer game took place about the same time.