ShoreFIT hosts a plethora of events for anniversary week

By Faith Jarrell

Student Life Editor

Throughout the week of Nov. 13 to Nov. 16, the student-led organization ShoreFIT that aims to create a safe space for everyone in athletic centers, held a new event each night to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the club’s formation.

ShoreFIT Outreach Coordinator junior Mirranda Forney said the events took over two weeks to plan, but that the Executive Board was “happy with the results.”

“[We] wanted to celebrate two years of ShoreFIT and provide fun opportunities for the campus to learn more about the philosophy of ShoreFIT and what we stand for,” Forney said.

On Monday, Nov. 13, the club held a dodgeball game from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson Fitness Center Fieldhouse. Following this, on Tuesday, Nov. 14, a craft night was held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Egg. At the event, there were tote bags and baseball hats that could be decorated as well as candles and buttons that could be made. The tote bags were donated to ShoreFIT by Cleopatra’s Sisters, another on-campus organization. The third event on Wednesday, Nov. 15, a bingo night was held at 8 p.m. in the Egg as a collaboration with the Student Events Board. The prizes included several $100 gift cards as well as brand-name items including a JBL speaker, a Yeti mug, a Lululemon belt bag, and more. Finally, on Thursday, Nov. 16, they held a “throwback” ShoreFIT class in the JFC at 7 p.m.

Junior Tiana Edwards was present at two out of the four events. Edwards attended the craft night on Tuesday and the bingo night on Wednesday.

“I enjoyed both events. I love making crafts and they had many different options. Bingo was cool and the prizes were amazing. I liked the craft night better though cause they gave away Shorefit hats,” Edwards said. “These events provide spaces on campus for students to socialize and do activities which are really nice. Club events can help students meet new people and find their interests.”

Forney said the events included some “fan-favorites,” like their bingo night.

“Our Executive Board runs very collaboratively, so all the events were ideas that came from someone on our Board, some like our Bingo night are fan-favorites that always go well with the campus,” Forney said. “We had a good amount of people for every event, with the best being Bingo. We would definitely consider making this a yearly thing.”

There were also a wide range of events to include and attract more students on campus to participate.

“[The] ShoreFIT anniversary was a great opportunity to show the campus community who we are with lots of diverse activities to include everyone,” ShoreFIT vice president senior Dori McMenamin said.

McMenamin also said that if anyone has any event ideas or suggestions to reach out to the organization at wac_shorefit on Instagram.

Photo courtesy of Dori McMenamin

Photo Caption: ShoreFIT’s craft night, as seen above, took place in the Egg on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

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