Article by Bailey McCaffrey

With the holidays approaching quickly, it’s the perfect time to get in the spirit of giving. Warm a Winter Wish is an event through Campus Recreation from now until the 5th of December. Everyone is invited to donate gift cards which will be given as holiday gifts to students in the Fostering Success Program.

 

The CSU Fostering Success Program is designed to bring together students who are fully independent and identify as a former fostered youth. The program will help these students receive the support and encouragement they need in order to be successful in their collegiate efforts. Although they come from different backgrounds, they are welcomed into a community of of people who are also taking school on independently. The year-round support of other students is hugely appreciated, especially through the holidays.

 

In order for this event to be successful, we is asking for your help in gathering gift cards of $20 increments to give as gifts. You can bring these gift cards into the Service Center desk at Campus Rec, where they will given to students in this program. We are requesting gift cards for local Fort Collins businesses, good examples including King Soopers, Target, Amazon, Walmart. Anna L, a member at CSU Campus Recreation, participated in this event last year and is excited to participate again. “I know there are people on our campus who may not view the holidays in the same way as myself, so this was an easy way to hopefully give back to students just like me who need support and encouragement.” she says.

 

Rec Cares is a committee at Campus Recreation that is excited to give back to the community. They have organized Warm a Winter Wish for the past few years. This committee puts on events for students to participate in throughout the year including Adopt a Street, the Reuse-A-Shoe Donation, and Warm a Winter Wish. Rec Cares is doing a great job positively influencing our building and fostering good community, but they need your help to continue with their success!

Share some holiday joy with another by bringing in a gift card to the service center by Tuesday, December 5, 2017, before 11:00 pm. You can also submit a cash donation through the Fostering Success Program website HERE.

We know that the ability to make monetary donations to others is a privilege that some of us may not hold, but if you are able to, we hope that you join us in the spirit of giving.

Article by Bailey McCaffrey

The Club Hockey season is RAMping up as CSU’s teams prepare to take on CU Boulder. Our Sport Clubs hockey programs consist of the Division I Men’s team, the Division II Men’s team, and the Division I Women’s team. Each of these teams will be playing the Buffs on the 12th of November, in the Pepsi Center Arena in Denver, Co. The Rocky Mountain Pepsi Center Ice Showdown is an event you do not want to miss. 

Click Here to see the event flyer for more information.

This $20 ticket not only pays for all three games on Nov. 12th, but you also get a free ticket to an Avalanche (Avs) game. Everyone who purchases a ticket for the showdown will get to choose which Avs game they would like to attend over the season. By going to this game you are also supporting your team as $5 of your ticket automatically goes toward the CSU hockey program of your choosing as a donation. This is a one time opportunity to come and cheer on your fellow Rams as they take on the Buffs in a stadium suited for the pros. 

We had the opportunity to speak to two Colorado State players to hear more about the season and the the upcoming big game. 

Sarina Perret is a Senior on the Women’s Ice Hockey team and has proved to be a leader for the other players over the past four years. She is excited to take on the Buffs once again. Up until last year, the Rams had been successful in their efforts against Boulder. Having lost last year in a close match, Sarina and the rest of her team are ready to reclaim their place on top. This season, the team is overcoming obstacles as they play with only half a bench. Matches can be difficult for a team will a limited amount of players, but they have won multiple games this season and are improving through the process. 

Yuval is a strong player on the Mens Division One team. This is his third year on the team at Colorado State and he says the best part is having a band of brothers he can always count on. This is a building season for the young team, having 12 of their players graduate last spring. The team is eager to take on our rivals and to prove their ability when it counts most. 

Come support the teams by filling the Pepsi Center and getting loud. In the past, fans have filled up to 3,000 of the stadium’s seats for this event and this year they are expecting an even bigger turnout. Campus Recreation is wishing out Rams the best of luck next week and through the rest of the season!

To purchase tickets for the showdown, CLICK HERE.

Home games are held at EPIC Arena in Fort Collins and are free to CSU students. Go to the women’s and men’s schedules on their websites for game dates and times. You can further support these teams by donating to the women’s team HERE, or donating to the mens team HERE.

Article by: Bailey McCaffrey

Hosted by the Campus Recreation Climbing Wall, this event will take place on November 9th in the Lory Student Center Theater.

REEL ROCK, is the premier rock climbing adventure film tour of the year. Several thrill seeking production companies who specialize in climbing motion pictures collaborated to make the most cutting edge movies in the world. 

The films will feature the greatest climbing accomplishments of 2017 and is guaranteed to get your adrenaline rushing. Pro climbers such as Chris Schema and Margo Hayes will be followed through their climbing journey over the past year and their efforts are sure to inspire. The climbs take place all over the world, from Spain, to South America, to right here in Colorado. These films will include the sweetest mix of adventure, frustration, humor, and victory, and will excite anyone who attends.

This three hour event will be worth every minute of your time. Everyone is welcome to the showing, including non-students and people without a CSU Campus Recreation Membership. There will be prize giveaways at the event with gear from the sponsored brands including The North Face, Petzel, and Yeti. This event has been successful in the past, so we cannot wait to see the crowd turnout and the energy that’s coming this November. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the film will begin at 7:00 pm. Purchase your spots now, 350 tickets are available and they will be sold quick! Tickets can be purchased at CSUTix.com for only $12 each. For more information about the film, check out the Reel Rock Tour website

We are thankful for our local support for making this event possible, including, Beau Jo’s Fort CollinsThe Northern Colorado Climbers CoalitionAscent Studio, and the CSU Climbing Team.