Student Orgs represent at 6th Annual Blizzard Bash

By Sara Agans

Staff Writer

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Chi Alpha was one of many organizations that set up at Blizzard Bash to talk with students about getting involved in campus groups.
Photo courtesy of Chi Alpha Twitter page.

 

 This year’s Sixth Annual Blizzard Bash was filled with loud music, giveaways, hot chocolate, pizza and even fried Oreos.

Blizzard Bash was held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in front of the Field House and was open and free to all current UWF students. This year’s bash had a great turnout with several tables set up, displaying information about various student organizations, giving students the opportunity to learn more about each group.

James Hebbel, a UWF junior majoring in public relations, said Blizzard Bash is a way to connect with many student organizations at once, because you cannot always reach out to each one individually. This event allows students to interact with as many different student organizations as they want during a two-hour period.

“It’s a great way to not only talk about what we do, but show the campus what we do and why we do what we do,” said Kaley Lother, captain of the UWF dance team and a senior majoring in hospitality recreation and resort management. “The students go all out with their organizations. It’s a great way to get connected to other people on this campus.”

Kristi Summerlin, a member of Alpha Chi Omega and a sophomore majoring in global marketing, said, “Blizzard Bash is so much fun because there are so many cool activities, and there’s great food and music.” Summerlin said it is also a great opportunity for her organization to raise money for a flag football tournament based around domestic violence awareness.

Not only was there food and music at this annual event, but a few organizations signed up to participate in the first contest of the evening, a snowman-building contest. Participants had to build a snowman using cornstarch and shaving cream within a 10-minute time limit.

A second contest was the annual sled race. Each group participating was required to create a team sled for the race. The group with the sled that slid down the sidewalk the fastest won the contest. This year team Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Chi slid away with the victory.