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“Pit Stop Sports” Openings available in Jamestown

Tired of the same weekly routine and looking for something to do in Jamestown? Check out Pit Stop Sports, a brand-new axe throwing and golf simulator facility. Pit Stop Sports opened its doors in late August and business has been picking up speed ever since. The owner of Pit Stop Lube and Pit Stop Sports, Michael Hansen, had been looking for a new business idea after they moved locations for Pit Stop Lube. Extra space when they bought the new building gave them the perfect opportunity to broaden their horizons. From this, Pit Stop Sports was born. 

Pit Stop Sports has four axe throwing bays and four golf simulators. You can rent one, multiple, or all of the game areas by the hour or half an hour. The hourly rate is $45 per area, so if you bring a group of people, you can split the cost between them. Pit Stop Sports also serves food and beverages, the menu ranging from appetizers to pizza and grill items. Pit Stop Sports is open Mon – Sat, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Check out the Pit Stop Sports Facebook page for any rates or deals. You can either reserve a spot by calling Pit Stop Sports at (701) 952-0860 or show up to the physical location at 117 4th ST NW, Jamestown, ND. 

If you are looking for a new group activity, or just need to blow off some steam, Pit Stop Sports is perfect for your next outing!

Bringing Back Orange Tide

For students who have arrived at the University of Jamestown post-Covid, this may be the first time you hear about Orange Tide. What exactly is Orange Tide? Orange Tide is a student-run organization that promotes the athletic events on campus and helps organize events within the event such as halftime events and games.

Women’s softball coach, Kevin Gall, had the vision to bring this organization back to life. “Orange Tide is about trying to get as many people to our events as possible. During Covid, we didn’t feel like it was worth the effort to try and get people to attend events when we were telling them to social distance at the same time.” But with restrictions lifted, Gall decided it was time to re-establish Orange Tide and get students involved again.

Orange Tide is looking for students who are outgoing and not afraid to get up in front of people and show their Jimmie Pride. It doesn’t matter if they are an athlete or not. Orange Tide’s current featured event is “CHASE THE ACE”. It only takes $1 to enter for a chance to win the jackpot! This game will be found at many of UJ’s sporting events throughout the year. Keep an eye out for the big black box!

If you are a sports enthusiast or you are just looking to be more involved in athletics on campus, join the Orange Tide! Contact Kevin Gall at kgall@uj.edu or any member of the Orange Tide (Paige Erhardt, Briana Perry, Sadie Meissner, Damian Otero, Jermaine Collier, Brady Higgs, and Carlos Julian) to find out how you can get involved.