Cougar World Games is a special event designed to celebrate Diversity, Understanding, and Acceptance between groups with different cultures, backgrounds, and ethnicities through participation in various recreational activities offered across the globe!

Students decorated masks!
Students decorated masks!

In 2007, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Nobby Emmanual, helped our department create a program that challenges, inspires, and brings together diverse communities among SIUE students. Cougar World Games was born! The event has transformed and evolved throughout the years and has been recognized as the Students First Award in recognition of contributions to build a diverse community in 2008 and 2010. Cougar World games is incorporated with Global Awareness Week and has added to the week-long schedule of events that are offered to our students each year! Cougar World Games has also worked collaboratively with the Great Wheelchair Challenge offered by the office of Disability Support Services.

Great Wheelchair Challenge - wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.
Great Wheelchair Challenge – wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.

2013 Cougar World Games 
Thursday, March 28 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm

This event is FREE and open to all! Fill out a passport by visiting all 7 continents (stations) and participating in a variety of activities. Exchange your passport for a t-shirt during the event.

North America – Sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball, vision impaired obstacle course
South America – Soccer
Europe – Cycling, bikes and arm ergometer
Africa – Mancala, tribal mask painting
Asia – Table Tennis
Australia – Cricket, bouldering cave
Antarctica – Ethnic foods

Table Tennis Competition

Schedule of Demonstrations
We will also be featuring demonstrations on our center stage throughout the event!
4:00pm – 4:30pm | Yoga
4:30pm – 5:00pm | Kickboxing
5:00pm – 6:00pm | Zumba
6:00pm – 7:00pm | Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Yoga Demonstration