Published: Monday, May 7, 2012
Updated: Sunday, May 6, 2012 22:05
Despite the rain on April 30, hundreds of students attended PUC’s annual Cubs vs. White Sox Cross-Campus Classic in Founder’s Plaza, hosted by Student Activities and Intramural Sports.
Students had a chance to win free tickets to either a Cubs or White Sox game simply by voting for which of the two teams they liked the most. They had to participate in a pitching contest, in which participants had to throw three pitches into a net, to be entered into the drawing to win the free tickets.
Jamar Goodman and Ian Hernandez, who were in charge of operating the pitching contest and collecting votes, expressed how excited they were to see so many students participate in the event.
There were free hotdogs and popcorn served by students such as Alex Starr, PUC’s woman’s basketball star. Students also danced to the music of a disc jockey.
Many of the school’s student organizations and clubs were in attendance. The President of the Social Justice Club, Joel Novak, was strongly encouraging students to become activists on campus and in their community.
Some of the SJCs past projects include natural disaster clean-ups in Northwest Indiana and New Orleans, protesting police brutality and fighting for immigrant and prisoner rights.
Purdue University Gamers’ Guild (PUGG) was passing out information on their many events, which include video game tournaments, board games, card games and table-top role playing games.
Other notable organizations present at the event were the Purdue University Marketing Association (PUMA) and the SGA.
“I felt the event was a success,” said Greg Fouladi, who represented both the SGA and Student Activities.
“We had a great turnout of students, and a surprising amount of participation in the pitching contest,” Fouladi said. “All the free food, music and dancing made this event a lot of fun. The rain came but it did not slow us down one bit.”