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(L-R) Saul Fonseca and Mark Mendez at Water Fun Day with other students on an inflatable water slide.
EPCC’s Student Government Association (SGA) hosted its first Water Fun Day on June 29.
The event was free and available to EPCC students.
Some high school students also participated in the event.
The Program Manager for Project Higher, Ricardo Razo, is who came up with the idea for the event.
Razo also works with the Summer Vision Impairment Readiness Program, and was who invited the high school students.
“All these kids here are either blind or have some sort of vision impairment. So, we’re here to get that scary thought of college out of their minds,” said Razo.
“This Water Day at EPCC was meant to show vision impaired high schoolers what a college campus feels like and to teach them what college life is about.”
Activities included: volleyball, obstacle course challenges, 3-on-3 soccer, water-balloon games and a dunking booth.
Hotdogs, chips and refreshments were provided by Campus Life. The event also included an inflatable water obstacle course.
“I am hoping that we will be able to make it a yearly event,” said Raina Crook, the Student Union Attendant who also suggested the event.
The purpose for the “cool idea” was to get the students out of the Student Union and into the sun, explained Crook.