Homecoming events propose students show their pride
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.