As most of you know, Mr. Howard Terry was quite the athlete! Not only was he a superior high school football player, he established himself as a force to be reckoned with on the UT football team. I personally believe that Mr. Terry would have fit in well with any of the Terry committees, but I bet he would have appreciated the intramurals committee the most. I say this not because he was an athlete, but because Mr. Terry was all about leadership, teamwork, and participation. Each of these qualities can be found on the court, field, or whatever medium the event calls for. Most of the attributes that are associated with playing an intramural sport are the very ones The Foundation asked of us when we interviewed, such as giving back our time to represent the organization. Not only that, participating in a team sport is an excellent outlet for academic frustrations or simply to get some exercise. A healthy body is a healthy mind!
As far as my own experience playing intramurals, I found it to be both rewarding and challenging! There is nothing like the feeling of winning a well fought game of football, basketball, soccer, etc. but there are lessons to be learned from a loss as well. Most importantly, the goal is to have fun with people whom we care about and want to see succeed. Although I injured my knee during a flag football game, I still stood on the sidelines to cheer my fellow Terrys on! Even after the injury, I plan on returning to some game-play because of the environment, atmosphere, and of course, the Terrys. I encourage y’all to participate and I hope to see you out there!