Outdoor recreational equipment

The Carnegie Mellon Athletics Department began offering an expanded outdoor recreation program last week and will continue the program this the fall with a stated goal of “providing greater extracurricular opportunities for members of the campus community,” according to a university press release.

The department said it bought equipment for a number of outdoor games, such as badminton, bocce, cornhole, croquet, Kan Jam, ladder ball, Spikeball, volleyball, washer toss, and wiffle ball.

“Our ambition is to provide more opportunities for social engagement through sport, competition and physical activity,” said Director of Athletics Josh Centor in the release. “We have strategically invested resources in a way that we feel will maximize our potential in this realm.”

Throughout the first week of classes, the department said it will organize games and activities across from Warner Hall from 3-6 p.m. each day.

Students interested in participating should contact Sara Gauntner, assistant director of athletics for instructional programs and recreation, according to the release.