By Kristin Burns
Tug for Tots offers students a chance to participate in a tug of war competition, win prizes and listen to Uproar artists at 6 p.m. today on Fountain Mall.
“It’s a five-on-five tug of war tournament,” said Oklahoma City junior MK Tyler, the philanthropy chair for Alpha Delta Pi. “That’s where the ‘tug for tots’ comes in.”
Everyone is invited to watch the competition for free. Groups who want to sign up to compete can email Mary_Tyler@baylor.edu to participate. The entry fee is $10 a person for a team of five members.
“It’s a double elimination tournament,” Tyler said. “It’s just going to be completely random.”
There will be games and prizes for students who attend, and Vitek’s will be selling Gut Paks starting at 6:30 p.m.
“Everyone should come out and enjoy a Vitek’s gut pack, listen to some live music and play some tug of war and carnival games,” Houston senior Emma Johnson, president of Alpha Delta Pi, wrote in an email.
Some of the carnival games will be giant Kerplunk and giant Jenga, as well as ski ball and others.
“If you play all the carnival games, you get to enter your name for prizes,” Tyler said.
Some of the prizes include homemade cakeballs and gift cards from U-Swirl, ‘George’s Restaurant, Bar and Catering’ and Poppa Rollo’s Pizza.
“It’s a fun time during the week to have some friendly competition and support a good cause,” Johnson wrote in the email.
All of the proceeds from the event will go to the Ronald McDonald House charity, Alpha Delta Pi’s philanthropy.
The Ronald McDonald House gives the families of children receiving medical treatment a place to live while their child is at the hospital, Tyler said.
“The team entries help raise money, and we also have sponsors every year,” she said. “We will be selling T-shirts at the event.”
Uproar Records will have three artists at Tug for Tots. Students will have a chance to hear live music from Dreamboat, Scotty Swingler and Amara Oji.
Tug for Tots will give students a fun break to go and watch the tug of war competition, Tyler said.
“I like it because every year, it’s just been built upon,” she said. “It started out as a little tug o’ war competition, and now it’s a big thing with music and carnival games.”