NSSA’s Programming Board hosted its first ever Scorpion Splash event on Friday, April 29, 2016.
The event began with a 5K (3.1 miles) run that started in front of the Rogers Student Center (RSC) at 8:00 a.m. Students, faculty, staff and their families were invited to participate in the event.
Runners followed a trail around the campus, and were splattered with paint by event volunteers along the way.
The race ended where it began (in front of the RSC), and the event turned into a celebration for the runners/mixer in the RSC plaza area. Participants were given gifts from NSSA, including customized sweat bands and NSSA swag, as prizes.
The event featured a DJ and light refreshments on the top deck of the RSC plaza. Additionally, finishers engaged in water fights with water balloons and water guns.
“Scorpion Splash was awesome because we had participation from both students, faculty and staff, and we all ran and had fun together,” said Director of Marketing Ellen Guerra. “I love events like this, where we all get to come together as a campus community.”
More than 50 NSC students, faculty, staff and family members participated in the day’s activities, with at least 30 completing the 5K run. “I was very happy with the turn-out for the event, especially considering it was the first one we’ve ever done,” said the event’s organizer, NSSA Senator Moee Turbin. “Everyone had an amazing time, and I look forward to us being able to do this every year.”
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