WIU Rec Center to hold Leatherneck Games

By CHRIS BEAN & RYAN WOLCH, NEWS3 Reporters

MACOMB, Illinois — The Western Illinois University Student Recreation Center will hold its first-ever “Leatherneck Games” on Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23. 

This five-day event will challenge the students with many different exercises to demonstrate their fitness versatility. Director of Campus Recreation Nick Knowles said the winners will get a shirt indicating they are the champions. 

Assistant Director of Campus Recreation Brian Thomas said there has been a challenge to get women to come and compete. Thomas said he hopes this year will draw more attention to the female competitors. 

For more information about the games, go to the campus recreation page at www.wiu.edu.