Legacy Games Build Community at Asbury
April 14, 2016
WILMORE, Ky. — The weather is warm, the grass is green and Asbury University’s classes are engaged in an all-out battle for the Legacy Games championship.
A spring semester tradition, the Legacy Games pit the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes against each other in games of strength, skill and occasional silliness. With final exams looming on the horizon, the event serves partly as a stress reliever before the last few weeks of class. More importantly, though, the Legacy Games are a powerful way to build community.
All week, students have squared off against each other in events like a Smash Brothers Tourney, Human Foosball, Messy Twister, Dodgeball, Tug of War, Live Action “Hungry Hungry Hippos” and more.
“To me, one of the things that makes the Asbury University community great is its strong concept of class identity,” said Colton Carey ’17, standing on the sidelines for Messy Twister. “Legacy Games is a way to show pride in what your class represents. For my class, Anchored, I would say we have a lot of very talented people who are willing to make sacrifices to help out the team — even if that means not being in the spotlight.”
The Legacy Games my be fiercely competitive, but the most important outcome of the week isn’t class bragging rights —
it’s friendship, camaraderie and community.
“Seeing students really connect with their classmates outside of
the classroom is wonderful,” said Dr. Sarah Baldwin, vice president for Student Development. “It connects them not only to each other and to their classes, but to the distinctiveness of the larger Asbury identity.”
To learn more about student life at Asbury, visit: asbury.edu/life