Activities Program Board hosts third annual RaiderFest


Shippensburg students got the chance to forget all about the stresses of finals week approaching, last-minute presentations, projects and papers on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the commuter lot next to Mowrey Hall at SU’s third annual RaiderFest.

The Activities Program Board has worked hard to put the event together for students to enjoy and to just eliminate recurring thoughts of their upcoming academic agendas before summer and for seniors, before graduation approaches.

Games such as “Bank Shot,” “Crazy Hat,” “Hoop Shot,” “Horse Shoe,” “Over Under,” “Ring Toss,” “Skee Roll,” “Tip-a-Troll,” and more were available to students to play, and if the student won the game, he or she had the chance to make a wax hand, photo mug, street sign, participate in the air graffiti wall or make an airbrush pillow case.

More action-packed activities like zip lining, a dunk tank, extreme laser tag, rock climbing and more were also provided to students throughout the day. Students were also given free cotton candy and popcorn as a special treat. Big Red, the SU mascot and Spider-Man were also walking around and taking photos with students.

The weather was perfect for the event, as the temperature was in the ’70s and not too humid. The day was a great stress-reliever, which is why it is always a success each year.

Photo by Lauren Miscavage / The Slate
Photo by Lauren Miscavage / The Slate

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