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‘Celebrate Drake’ offers activities and prizes

“Celebrate Drake” is an overnight event happening Friday from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. in Olmsted and is sponsored by several different campus organizations.

Starting at 9, EGG, a Drake University student band, will be performing on Pomerantz Stage. Following that performance, Carter Hulsey, an acoustic rock artist from Missouri will perform as the opening act for We Shot the Moon, an indie rock band from California.

“They have a similar sound to Hellogoodbye or Quietdrive,” Student Activities Board Bands Co-Chair Michael Riebel said.

The bands, sponsored by SAB, will kick off the event, but there will be many other activities going on throughout the night as well, including laser tag, Guitar Hero, a pilates class, salsa dancing, a craft room, scavenger hunts, a poker tourney and a salsa-making competition.

The first 50 people to arrive Friday night will receive a Celebrate Drake T-shirt. There will also be free food during the event, and at 2 a.m. there will be a free pancake breakfast to wrap up the celebration.

Students may come and go as much as they would like between 9 p.m. and 12 a.m., but the doors will be locking at midnight.

Raffle tickets will be handed out to attendants when they participate in activities, and those tickets can be entered in a drawing for two round-trip plane tickets to either Tampa, Bay Florida or Las Vegas. To be eligible, you must be there by 11 p.m. and be present at the end of the night when the drawing occurs.

“It should not only be a really fun night, but it will also be a great way to bring the campus together,” Riebel said.

Celebrate Drake

What: Activities, food prizes

When: Friday, October 8, 9 p.m. – 3 a.m.

Where: Olmsted

Grand Prize: round-trip for two to either Tampa Bay or Las Vegas

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