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Homecoming events propose students show their pride

Submitted by KenDrell Collins on February 28, 2013 – 12:24 pmNo Comment

This year’s homecoming week filled with aquatic races, school spirit competitions and queen selection will culminate Saturday,  March 2 when the Trojans play the Arkansas State Red Wolves in the Jack Stephens Center at 7 p.m.

An assemblage of school organizations will compete on the water against each other in one of the week’s most anticipated events, the third-annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. The race will take place Friday, March 1 in the pool in the Donaghey Student Center from noon to 3 p.m.

Each organization is required to construct an original boat using only corrugated cardboard, duct tape, Elmer’s wood glue, liquid nails and water-based paint.

Awards go to the team with the best-dressed crew, most unique boat design, most spirit and the most remarkable sinking. The event is sponsored by Campus Recreation.

There will also be a competition for the student organization that demonstrates exceptional school spirit; the UALR fan who shows the most team pride will be recognized as well.

Winners of the group and individual spirit awards will receive $300. In order to get the award, competing students and organizations must attend the regatta and both games on Saturday. The Trojan women’s basketball game will begin at 4:30 p.m.


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