What’s up everyone!
This past Saturday, the APASA Intern class held their annual intern event; and this year, we decided to create an event called “APAmazing Race” – and it was a huge success! Similar to the popular TV show “Amazing Race,” teams of two were challenged to explore campus and perform difficult but fun tasks using the clues and riddles provided. With 25 teams competing to win our awesome prizes, we had quite a successful turnout; but the real fun didn’t start until the race began.
The competition definitely grew intense once the game started as the participants ran off to find their first location and to complete their challenges. Adrenaline-driven and hungry to win, students sprinted back and forth and throughout campus as they tried to reach the right destination. Our interns had set up task stations at significant locations around campus, such as the E-Quad, Tommy Trojan, and Ground Zero, and we were soon bombarded with eager teams trying to decipher the riddles and to complete their tasks.
We made sure that there were a variety of challenges involved as well! While the physical tasks, such as hitting baseballs while being dizzy and popping balloons with exercise instructions in them, were quite exhausting, especially with the running – there were silly and fun games too such as reenacting the famous Lady and the Tramp scene with Pocky sticks, eating food without your hands, and completing jigsaw puzzles. By the end of the event, participants were definitely sweaty and tired but were also laughing and enjoying themselves the entire time.
Finally, teams began to arrive at the finish line, and the first six teams were awarded with our awesome prizes. First place winners received Disneyland tickets and the following teams received movie tickets, Chipotle gift cards, and Starbucks gift cards. Every participant was also rewarded with Ozero boba as well for coming out to play in our event!
In the end, everyone had a great time, and it was great to see how successful our intern event went. It was a great experience to learn how to plan and execute a campus-wide event on our own; but it was also an incredible experience to watch students truly enjoy what we had created. I’d like to thank everyone who came out and made it such a successful event, and I’d also like to thank my fellow interns and e-boarders for training us and helping us achieve this goal. Hopefully, we will be able to host more exciting events like this in the near future and get more students involved with even more games and bigger prizes!
Again, thanks to everyone who came out this weekend, and we hope to see you guys again!