By Sarah Carlson, Copy Editor
Leave the beach towel and snorkel at home; it’s time again for a beach party, West Texas style.
Beach Bash is Saturday, and students can expect sports, Cajun Cones and a free movie.
“We’re just hoping it will be a really fun and relaxed day,” said Amanda Spell, coordinator of student organizations and activities.
Students can participate in a seven-on-seven flag-football tournament or an ultimate frisbee tournament with seven-player teams. Flag football is $50 per team with a $225 prize for first place, and ultimate frisbee is $25 per team with a $100 prize. Sign-ups for the events are Tuesday through Thursday in the Campus Center ticket windows.
From noon to 3 p.m., the intramural fields will be adorned with inflatable games and lines for Cajun Cones, with the first 200 students receiving their cones for free.
Spell said the activities will hopefully be over in time for everyone to attend the ACU football game at 6 p.m.
Toy Story will be shown at 9 p.m. in the Beauchamp Amphitheater to end the day’s activities.
Kayla Anderson, sophomore English major from Hewitt and student intern for the Campus Activities Board, which sponsors the event, said Beach Bash is a great way for students to meet new people and have fun after the first few weeks of school.
“The point of it all is just to have fun and get everyone out there together,” Anderson said.
Beach Bash began in 1986, and Spell said she is not sure where the name comes from.
“It’s almost as a joke since we’re so far away from a beach, or any water for that matter,” Spell said. “I think it’s the whole concept of a beach party; just relax, have fun and take a break from classes.”