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In Belo Horizonte the games are held on the field at Moradia Ouro Preto 1
At Belo Horizonte, the matches will be played on the pitch at Moradia Ouro Preto 1 Photography: Raisa Cesar UFMG

Starting this Saturday, the 24th, students living in UFMG University Housing will meet on weekends for sports activities and table and board games. In collaboration with resident associations, Fundação Universitária Mendes Pimentel (Fump), which manages housing, promotes competitions in Belo Horizonte and Montes Claros.

This coming Saturday and Sunday (24 and 25), the games will start on the field and other spaces of the university residence Ouro Preto 1, in BH. One hundred and eight students are registered for futsal (men’s and women’s), volleyball, basketball, snooker, table tennis and chess competitions. There will also be dodgeball games, without a competitive nature. Tournament decisions will be made next Saturday, October 1st.

In Montes Claros, the games will take place on the third weekend (October 15 and 16), in the complex of Moradia Cyro Versiani dos Anjos. The students will compete in soccer (men and women), volleyball (mixed) and spring ball (mixed). Dodgeball, snooker, table tennis, chess, checkers and card games will be recreational methods. All residents are expected to participate. The events, both at Belo Horizonte and Montes Claros, are also open to former residents.

physical and mental health
Sports weekends in UFMG university housing are promoted with effective student participation. “This collaborative effort is important because it provides students with the experience of organizing an event and working together,” says Fump President Professor Teresa Kurimoto.

It also emphasizes the role of sports for the physical and mental health and socialization of the residents. “These are moments of relaxation, relaxation and healthy competition, where the students forget a little about academic life. After the annual event was stopped due to the epidemic, in which many people went through difficult times, it is great that we can resume the coexistence activity in the houses,” says Teresa Kurimoto, recalling that Pump and students Theme parties, literary tours, activities in community gardens and other forms of meeting are also promoted.

Gilson Andrade, majoring in math and unit resident association centers at Belo Horizonte, emphasizes that sports weekends are valuable for students away from their families and friends. “Our goal is to bring people together, to encourage coexistence. More than competition, the focus is involvement, including the organization of the event. We want more residents, besides those registered for the games, to participate with us. We invite one by one,” he says.

Interaction and camaraderie are the main benefits of these events, according to food engineering student Lucio Marques, a member of the Montes Claros residents’ committee. “After the epidemic, new residents arrived, who need to integrate, and those who already knew each other want to get back in touch,” he says.

This is the schedule for sports weekends:

Blue Horizon

Saturday, September 24
15:30 to 18:30 – opening and men’s futsal
18:30 to 20:00 – volleyball

Sunday, September 25
9 am to 10:30 am – women’s futsal
10:30 to 11:30 – fireworks
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – snooker and table tennis
12:00 – lunch at home 1
15:30 to 17:30 – basketball
17:30 to 19:30 – men’s futsal
19:30 to 21:00 – volleyball

Saturday, October 1 (Final)
9 am to 11 am – snooker, table tennis and chess
12:00 PM – Lunch at RU of Pamplona Campus
16:00 to 17:00 – futsal
17:00 to 18:00 – basketball
18:00 to 19:30 – volleyball
8:30 p.m. – step battle and camaraderie in the MOP3 salon

Montes Claros

Saturday, October 15
9:00 to 12:00 and 16:00 to 20:00 – games
12:00 – Lunch in the UK

Sunday, October 16
9 am to 12 pm – games
12:15 – prize distribution, presentation of a dance and movement project and lunch in the living room

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