Western’s intramural sports program named outstanding program of the year

CULLOWHEE — The Western Carolina University Intramural Sports Program has received recognition as the Outstanding Intramural Program of the Year 2000 from the North Carolina Association of Intramurals and Recreation.

The award will be given at the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NCAAHPERD) convention on Friday, Dec. 8, in Greensboro.

NCAIR is an organization for professionals who direct intramural athletics, club sports and recreational programs in educational institutions and in community and corporate settings. It is an association of NCAAHPERD, a statewide organization providing training workshops and seminars for professionals and student majors in the areas of physical education, health, athletics, dance, intramurals and recreation.

The mission of the WCU Intramural Sports Program is to build supportive and inclusive communities for the university, said Michael Creason, program director. The program, with more than 500 teams participating annually in a wide variety of individual, team and co-ed sports, aims to provide a positive use of leisure time for students at Western. In addition to participating in the sports, students also serve as coaches, officials and part-time program employees.

For more information about the Intramural Sports Program at WCU, call (828) 227-7477.