Delta Upsilon’s fall 2014 Rush week ended with an unconventional approach. The Brothers of Delta Upsilon here at Embry-Riddle brought the innovative game of “Bubble Soccer” to the turf field on campus. What is Bubble Soccer you may be asking yourself? Bubble Soccer is a simple game; two teams of four individuals play a game of soccer while wearing inflatable bubbles.
This essentially turns a non-contact sport into a full-contact sport and the result is hilarious and painless. Nothing promotes friendship better than getting together with your Brothers and potential new members to have some nontraditional fun! While the Bubble Soccer games were being played, everyone else was playing soccer on the side, planning their strategies for the next games, or getting to know each other better.
Delta Upsilon has tried something new this semester. Usually, the Fraternity would get together with their potential new members and go off to Rebounderz in Orlando. When asked ‘What made you want to have bubble soccer as an event?’ Aaron Kersch, the Vice President of Recruitment, replied “I wanted to bring something new to the campus; something that has never been done before.
When I saw a video of bubble soccer being played, it hit me: this is it!”
All in all this was a very fun event and it promoted one of Delta Upsilon’s founding principles, the promotion of friendship. At the end of the day, doing something new and exciting with Brothers and potential new members on a beautiful day is all you need.