In good health — UI Health and Rec Fair features games, food at SRC
Whether you’re into fitness, sports or a simply healthy lifestyle, the University of Idaho Health and Recreation Fair — 12 to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Student Recreation Center — will have something for you.
The fair will feature everything from a whiffle ball homerun derby to exercise demonstrations and numerous community exhibitors from fields such as dentistry and optometry. Lunch will also be provided.
Shannon Haselhuhn, health education program coordinator with Student Health Services, said the fair is a special opportunity to put
in touch with the abundant campus and community recreational and health services in Moscow. New students don’t always see the options available to them when they arrive, she said.
“At least (new students) can make connections so they can have what they need down the road,” she said. “We have a ton of awesome services on campus but they can be hard to find, and this is a way to bring them all together.”
In addition to the vendors, there will be many activities, giveaways and food. The fair will provide a taco bar, massages, fly tying, agility and coordination tests and other pastimes.
Haselhuhn said the SRC is an “amazing facility” with much to offer people, and the fair is a good chance to appeal to folks of various interests.
“You might get someone who would like to play whiffle ball but who wouldn’t talk to a dentist,” she said.
Director of Intramural Sports Butch Fealy said the fair will be a good way to involve people and introduce them to the way things are run.
“We hope students find something unique and fun to do, and maybe something in the community to spark their interest in a healthy lifestyle,” he said.
Haselhuhn said the event will be a reminder for students to take care of themselves amid their busy schedules and to ensure they have positive, balanced experiences at UI.
Junior Brandie Riggs, a frequent fair-goer before the Health and Rec Fairs became one event for this year, said “every student can benefit” from it.
“Not only is it a fun, energetic environment, but each year I walk away with more knowledge, connections, and a bag full of free gifts,” Riggs said.
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