If you’re looking for a fun way to spend Saturday night, the Student Events Team has you covered.
On Oct. 15, they are hosting their first annual Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag, through the Mavericks After Dark committee. Participants should expect lots of glow sticks, running, laughing, and come prepared to win. This is a free event open to the public.
Capture the Flag is a classic game where two teams attempt to steal each other’s flag, or other token, and return it to their own side of the playing field. If caught, they are sent to their opponents’ designated “jail” until a teammate can come and free them.
Capture the Flag originated on the battlefield, possibly during the Civil War, where stealing a flag had greater consequences than being tagged out and put in imaginary jail. Kids have played it since then in school, at camp, and even organizing games on their own. Taking the game to college will add a new layer of competition, strategy and fun.
“Capture the flag was always a fun game we played in Phys. Ed,” said Alex Arndt, the Team Lead of Mavericks After Dark, in the event description. “With the addition of the glow sticks, it makes the game that much more challenging and exciting.”
Participants should wear white, close-toed shoes and meet at the clock tower at 8 p.m. sharp. The weather prediction is anywhere from 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit, with possible thunderstorms, so participants should dress accordingly. If the weather turns ugly, the games will take place in Myers Field House.
In addition to Capture the Flag, Mavericks After Dark will incorporate the geyser used in previous events, and there will be an area for playing LED sports, including football, soccer, volleyball, and Frisbee. There will also be inflatable obstacles for an added dose of fun.
Mavericks After Dark has a consistent history of pure fun on campus. Last spring, they hosted Rec Wars, which took place in Myers Field House and involved lightsaber fighting with the MSU Fencing Club, blacklight climbing, yoga, Zumba, and laser tag.
Foam parties are also one of their highly successful events. This year, they are hosting an event every month and they are sponsored by Live Active apartments. Their next upcoming event will be “Galactic Climbing Night,” on Nov. 19 in Myers Field House. Stay tuned for details on upcoming events and RSVP by liking the Student Events Team on Facebook.
And remember, it’s not too early to start forming team alliances for Capture the Flag. Know your friends, know your enemies. May the best team win!