The Health Enhancement Center plays host to a multitude of events. Last week the HEC housed a plethora of clubs for students to experience.
HEC of a Night is an opportunity for students to get hands-on experience with some of the different clubs from University Recreational Sports. Many clubs were represented at the event where they promoted their sport and recruited new members.
Teams of four to six competed in events that were designed and judged by hosting clubs.
Students who participated in the night received a free T-shirt and pizza with their registration fee. There were also many opportunities to win prizes donated by local businesses.
The top two teams received grand prizes and other items were raffled off at the end of the night.
This year nine clubs hosted events: men’s and women’s rugby, Belegarth of UWSP, Ultimate Frisbee Club, the Competitive Dance Team, Adventure Racing Club, Big Dawg Bass Fishing, Taekwondo Club and women’s lacrosse.
“This event is truly for the clubs,” said Jason Hawksford, equipment and scheduling coordinator for URS and president of the fishing club. “We want to give the recreational clubs we oversee the opportunity to showcase their club to the students of UWSP.”
The purpose of the event was to make the student body aware of the different recreational sports clubs on campus and give them the opportunity to come and see what they are all about.
“From my position as a club president, I see this as an excellent opportunity for my club to get some recognition on campus,” Hawksford said. “HEC of a Night gives us an occasion to showcase our club as well as let people know that one of the best bass fishing clubs in the nation resides at UWSP.”
Many members take great pride in being part of a university club. The people involved in the Big Dawg Bass Fishing Club participated in HEC of a Night to promote the fishing club and attempt to gain new members.
Their goal for the year was to finish as one of the best bass fishing clubs in the country, which they accomplished by being ranked as high as second in the nation.
HEC of a Night offered a night of fun for students and an opportunity to discover what URS has to offer.