By Lily Smith
Kicks and Flicks, a brand new St. Mary’s Athletics event featuring food trucks and films, debuted August 19. Here’s what it’s all about and what the St. Mary’s community has to say about the experience.
On August 19, Student Council (Stuco) hosted the first ever St. Mary’s “Kicks and Flicks” after the varsity soccer game against White Station. Throughout the game, attendees had the opportunity to purchase food from the Fuel Cafe and Mempops food trucks, and, after the game, Stuco set up a projector on the field to show the movie Shrek.
The idea for “Kicks and Flicks” was inspired by a similar event at Collierville High School, where Coach Hensarling’s husband works and coaches. When Coach presented the idea to Stuco, they were immediately on board and decided to use the event as means to attract a crowd for the first soccer game.
Coach Bartholomew, interim St. Mary’s Athletic Director, says, “It was one of the largest crowds we’ve ever had at Joy Field.”
Maddie Jenks (11), who was initially attracted to the event by the food trucks, says, “I decided not to stay for the movie because it was really hot, and there were a ton of mosquitoes,” but she recommended doing it again at a time later in the season when it has cooled off. Coach Hensarling, added, “next time, instead of just inviting the Upper School, I would open the event up to the entire school and hopefully that would draw a larger crowd.”
Overall, though, this event was a success in drawing support for the soccer team. Lucy Chancellor (12), Student Council President, said, “It was a great night for our community, and we will definitely be doing it again!”
Look for “Sticks and Flicks” during lacrosse season in the spring!