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BSG serves Wii Olympic game night

by Vinny Croce | lead staff photographer
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 02:00 pm

To wrap up International Food Week, The Brockport Student Government (BSG) is putting on a very unique activity called Wii Olympics on Friday, Oct. 12 from 9 p.m. to Midnight. During this event, there will be various international and cultural foods to sample and a competition in the classic Nintendo Wii game, Wii Sports.  

Similar to all other BSG events, students who wish to attend will need to bring their student IDs to receive access to the event and it will be free to everyone. 

During the event, cultural foods will be provided due to International Food Week taking place this week, as well as drinks for everyone; so make sure you come with an empty stomach. Provided by Wegmans, there will be a wide variety of cultural dishes panning from sushi to pasta for students to enjoy. 

The Wii Sports tournament will be a bracket system where students will be pitted against each other. The winner advances to play the next person in the bracket and so on. There are a wide variety of sports within Wii Sports to play. 

You’ll be able to jab your opponent in a boxing match, hit a homerun in a baseball game, start a racket in a tennis match, get a hole in one in golf or maybe bowling is right up your ally. Regardless of what sport you choose, the game night is bound to be a great time.

Just like the actual Olympics, winners will be able to receive gold, silver and bronze medals to showcase their achievements. Although there will be only three medals given out, the students who place within the top five of the tournament bracket will receive a prize.

“This week is international food week, and I believed this would be a great end of it having Wii Olympics with various cultural foods to wrap up the week. I thought it would be cute,” BSG Activities Coordinator Maddie Petherick said, one of the two coordinators putting on this event, the other being Myles Selig.

 The event aims to get students involved in on-campus activities and looks to raise awareness of International Food Week.

 “We will have screens, projectors and three Wii systems at different stations for the students to play and compete,” Petherick said. 

This is the first time BSG has put on this kind of event, but the turnout prediction is high due to its nature. 

This will be a new kind of event, one that attracts people who love Wii Sports and food. BSG is implementing fresh, new and unique ideas for its future events to better attract new students and returning students who usually come to the events. 

BSG aims to be more inclusive, diverse and to create more interesting and noteworthy events in the future for all students. To keep up with future events all around the campus for students, make sure to follow BSG on Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram @bsgbuzz.

It will be a highly social, yet competitive event that is bound to be extremely enjoyable for everyone, even if you just want to be a spectator and enjoy the food.

BSG has new and exciting events including Wellchella, a wellness fair with yoga, essential oil crafts and acai bowls to name a few, coming Monday, Oct. 29 as well as Brocktoberfest starting Saturday, Oct. 27.

Be sure to join everyone Friday, Oct. 12 in the Union Main Lounge at 9 p.m. for multicultural food and Wii Sports. Also, make sure to check out the rest of BSG’s International Food Week events going on this coming week before mid-semester break.

 

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