The third annual Bingo Fundraiser took place on Wednesday in the Marano Campus Center Food and Activity Court from 6:30 to 9 p.m. All of the proceeds of the Veterans Day event were donated to Clear Path for Veterans, based in Chittenango, N.Y.
There was a large turnout of participants, including students, SUNY Oswego staff, Greek life, members of the Oswego community, Campus Recreation personnel, athletic teams and local veterans. Participants bought bingo boards and raffle tickets to be placed in a bag for a giveaway of their choice. There was also popcorn and a bake sale during the event.
There were five rounds and within them, five sub-rounds. The last round was played as a cover-all. The winners for each sub-round were given tickets to put in the different raffles. The first winner of each sub-round received the most tickets, and the number decreased as the round played out.
Once all the bingo rounds were finished, the raffle contest began. There were roughly 30 raffles, ranging from coupons to local pizzerias, makeup baskets, a free alternative spring break trip, iPad and a coupon for more than $300 worth of books from the college store. Participants jumped up in excitement as their numbers were called. Many went home a winner, while a lucky few left with three prizes.
By the end of the night, the event had raised more than $1,900 for Clear Path for Veterans.
The fundraiser was co-sponsored by Center for Service Learning and Community Service, Campus Recreation, Athletics, Residence Life and Housing and Lifestyles.
For more information regarding the programs that Clear Path for Veterans has for veterans, one can check out their website www.clearpath4vets.com
The fourth annual Delicious Nutritious Cooking Class took place on Friday, Nov. 14th from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Mackin Complex Kitchen. The class was directed by Registered Dietitian Sarah Formoza, who taught students and faculty how to cook healthy meals. The event was co-sponsored by Campus Recreation and Auxiliary Services.
The theme of this year’s cooking class was comfort foods. Recipes included tomato zucchini casserole, sweet potato fries, crunchy crust mac and cheese, quinoa chili, homemade unsweetened applesauce, Mediterranean style cauliflower crust pizza and ginger pumpkin parfaits.
Participants broke up into seven different groups and each made one dish, with assistance by Formoza and Campus Recreation employees. Once all the meals were prepared, participants sat down in the Mackin Dining Hall to taste their different creations.
“It was an amazing event,” said Kadeidra Brown, special events assistant for Campus Recreation. “Students really seemed to enjoy making their favorite foods, especially since it was in a healthier way.”
On Sunday, Nov. 16, Campus Recreation hosted an in-service lifeguard training program. The event takes place once every semester and was directed by Natalie Sumski, head lifeguard for Campus Recreation. This year, however, SAVAC participated in the program.
“I decided to include SAVAC this year to go over what would happen if it or another emergency response team was called to the pool,” Sumski said.
Program topics included head, neck and back injuries, in addition to extrication, CPR/AED, heart attacks, seizures and strokes.
In addition to the SAVAC members present at the program, the SAVAC corps also attended the training session as a drill opportunity, which they are required to attend a certain amount every semester.
“The training session went really well,” Sumski said. “It was run like a conversation between the lifeguards and SAVAC, discussing what would be done in certain situations. I think that everyone got a lot from it.”
For more information about Campus Recreation programs, building and pool hours, visit oswego.edu/campusrec or call Lee Hall at (315) 312-3114.