Mason Recreation Kicks Off The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

Posted: October 8, 2014 at 9:00 am, Last Updated: October 10, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Bump ball "Bubble Soccer" Fall 2014 George Mason Recreation

Your eyes did not deceive you this past Saturday night, there were indeed humans running and rolling around in giant inflatable plastic bubbles on the RAC field! Mason Recreation partnered with The Patriot Activities Council and BumpBall to bring you hours of Bubble Soccer. The latest twist on a classic game involves suiting up in gigantic bubbles that cover your entire body with the exception of your legs.

BumpBall is played on a smaller field than traditional soccer, but the game is essentially the same—get the ball into the opposing team’s goal, which is easier said than done when you’re bubbling and bouncing around. Participants showed up well before the official start time to reserve the first game time and played long into the chilly evening. Since there was only a single playing field, there were many other activities to keep the players warm while they waited for their start time.

The game within the game

Amongst those activities, of course, keeping with Mason tradition, was an opportunity to score yet another coveted free t-shirt. Mason Recreation actually brought BumpBall onto campus on Saturday night in hopes to promote the Outdoor Nation On Campus Challenge. Students that registered for the challenge and submitted entries on their mobile devices were instantly awarded with Mason Rec’s special edition t-shirt and grab bag. Once participants were outfitted with enough Mason Rec swag, they kept warm by playing corn hole and KanJam. Later in the evening, there was even a break out Zumba session along the sideline of the BumpBall game. Participants were reminded to upload all of these great activities onto their freshly created Outdoor Nation accounts in order to gain points for themselves and George Mason University as a team. If you forgot to upload your pictures, you still have time! Outdoor Nation rules state that the activity must have taken place within the past three days.

For more information about the On Campus Challenge, check out and be sure to register with GMU to help us (and you!) win some awesome prizes! Stay tuned for upcoming events from Mason Recreation. We started off our Outdoor Nation with human sized bubbles, who knows what we might think of next!