There are dozens of clubs offered through SLCC, many run by dedicated students who want to get the most out of their college experience. One such club is Sports Rally, started by current SLCC student Jesse Valdez.
“We’re trying to get more into stuff. Whatever’s in demand, we’ll play. So if someone says they want to play soccer, if we can get the people to play it, we’ll play it,” says Valdez.
Sports Rally offers students and members of the community an opportunity to get together and play football, basketball or softball. The club is ever-expanding its members, and is open to expanding to additional sports.
Currently the club holds pick-up basketball games from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays at the West Valley Fitness Center, and on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the LAC building at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
Sports Rally also offers participation in its tackle football team, which is part of the Utah Tackle Football League. The club will also take part in a softball league in the spring.
“I stay with Sports Rally because everyone’s really laid back and cool. It’s like a community,” says Tyler Biswell, an active member of Sports Rally for about a year now.
The origins of Sports Rally started as early as 2005.
When Valdez was in middle school, he would organize friends to play tackle football on the weekends. He then carried that enthusiasm to Hunter High School where he would go to the commons area and recruit people to play on the weekends. He gave this concept the name “Sports Rally” and made it an official SLCC club in October 2011.
“You wake up, you want to play some basketball, but you don’t know who to play with. You get on to our page, you gather up people and you play basketball,” says Valdez.
The club currently has 132 likes on its Facebook page and according to Valdez, has about 30 to 50 active members.
The concept is simple: give people an opportunity to get active and play sports with their peers.
For more information, visit the Sports Rally Facebook page: facebook.com/sportsrally