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What is Whirlyball and other fun facts about Ann Arbor

What is Whirlyball and other fun facts about Ann Arbor

What is whirlyball?

Whirlyball is a team sport that combines elements of basketball, lacrosse, and bumper cars. Yes, you read that correctly. Imagine driving a bumper car while you catch balls in your “scoop” then lob them overhead into basketball hoops while the opposing team is trying to steal the ball from you and bump you out of the way. Sound fun? Crazy? Competitive? Whirlyball is all of that and more. That’s just one of the fun things to do in Ann Arbor with your Summer Discovery friends.

Other Fun Facts about Ann Arbor:

  • The “Big House” is the nickname of Michigan’s football stadium, the second largest stadium in the world! Join us next summer and you’ll get a private tour of the field with plenty of photo ops to make your friends jealous.
  • “Vault of Midnight” comic store on South Main Street has an impressive selection of all things related to comics.
  • Ann Arbor is home to 158 parks
  • It’s a “Recycling Pioneer” being one of the Top 20 waste reduction communities in the US
  • Home of the “Fragel,” a raisin bagel that’s deep-fried, then rolled in cinnamon and sugar
  • Headquarters of Domino’s Pizza
  • The Ann Arbor Film Festival is a requirement for films to be considered for an Academy Award

Besides all that, Summer Discovery students get to swim in Silver Lake, go to the Zap Zone to play arcade games, laser tag, and glow-in-the-dark mini golf and much more!!  Don’t be left out!!

Summer Discovery at University of Michigan promises a great summer experience for high school students from all over the US and the world.

Ann Arbor is a beautiful town and much of it is located within our “home area” that students can explore with their new friends.

In addition to courses like Architectural Design, Sport Management, Game Changers:Business Disrupters, EAT Ann Arbor, and Global Leadership & Social Change, Ann Arbor is an ideal place to explore, relax, and have fun taking in the numerous local sites and activities.


Check out the video Summer Discovery at the University of Michigan for yourself and contact us for more information at info@summerdiscovery.com  Make sure you guarantee your spot by enrolling early!  See you at University of Michigan!

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