The University of Idaho Recreation Center welcomed students late into the night for the January installment of Late Night at the Rec.
Late Night at the Rec, a monthly event, includes activities such as volleyball, dodgeball and grocery bingo. For January, Rec Center staff created a mini-golf course.
“We do it so students have an activity and can get engaged with other students,” said Kristin Strong, special events coordinator at the Rec Center.
Strong said Late Night at the Rec serves as an ideal event for students under 21 years of age or who want to participate in an alternative Friday night activity.
Strong said the Rec Center staff is trying to get students who normally do not come to the Rec Center to attend these events. Tri-State Outfitters provided free pizza and prizes Strong said.
Strong said the event is mainly a benefit for students who can come to the Rec Center after it is normally closed. The Rec Center sometimes sees a jump in attendance after these events, but Strong said it depends on the activity.
Golf course employees set up a nine-hole golf course in the Rec Center. All the holes were made with materials already in the center, with the ninth hole being made with a cup between two trash cans and hockey sticks on either side. Strong said one hole on the course used box fans to divert the golf balls.
For February, the Rec Center will host laser tag. In April, the main event will be grocery bingo Strong said.
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