Wilgers Continues Frisbee Fridays


By Benjamin Falconer

          Did you know that McPherson College has Frisbee Friday every Friday of the month? Dustin Wilgers, Associate Professor of Biology, hosts his Frisbee Friday at 3:30 p.m. by the Gazebo on most Fridays. He began this tradition last spring when the warmer air started rolling in. 

          Wilgers offers up games of Ultimate Frisbee, Frisbee golf, or just a simple game of tossing the Frisbee back and forth. It mostly depends on the number in attendance and the general vibe of the group attending.

          Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact two-team game where the Frisbee is tossed between players towards a goal; it’s basically a mixture of soccer and football. Frisbee golf, or “frolf” for short, is just like your typical game of golf but instead you use a Frisbee in place of the ball. Frolf can be set up anywhere with a collapsible basket, but McPherson has a permanent nine-basket course right down Euclid Street at Lakeside Park.

          Besides being fun, these Frisbee based activities have many health benefits like increasing endurance, building agility and burning calories. 

          So, Bulldogs, get out there next Friday and have some fun with a Frisbee and friends. As Dustin Wilgers always says, “it’s impossible not to smile with a Frisbee in your hand.”