The quest for the Fortuna Bowl XXVIII Trophy begins at CBU
Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2019) — Are you ready for some football? The intramural football season kicked off at California Baptist University on Sept. 16. This year, nine women’s and 16 men’s teams are competing for the coveted Fortuna Bowl XXVIII Trophy, given to the champions of the men’s and women’s leagues.
Joe Mitten, a foundational mathematics freshman, joined a team to make new friends and stay active during the semester. Mitten said he has heard that the Fortuna Bowl is a big event on campus and is happy to be a part of process leading up to the championship games.
“I just want to watch the big game. I would love to play in it, but as long as I'm there to watch it, I'll be good,” Mitten said.
Tyler Cox, director of recreation programs at CBU, said intramural sports provide an outlet for competitive and recreational play.
“Students who participate can expect to build community on campus by meeting new people and building deeper relationships with some of their current friends,” Cox said.
Cox said that thousands of students are expected to participate throughout the academic year in intramural sports and competitive events that include volleyball, dodgeball, basketball, soccer and softball. The most popular sport is flag football, Cox added.
The championship games will be held on Nov. 9 during Parent and Family Weekend. Every year, thousands of students, friends, family and alumni attend the Fortuna Bowl games. Along with food trucks and carnival games, this year’s setup will include an American Ninja Warrior course.