BRIC draws thousands of students

By Ashly Hernandez

The Associated Students Inc. Campus Recreation hosted Member Appreciation Day at the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex to shower members with giveaways, guest passes and snacks.

This all-day event began at 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, with Sunrise Yoga at the BRIC poolside lounge.

“Sunrise Yoga isn’t a usual thing that we offer,” fourth-year marketing student and outreach supervisor Lauren Reed said.

Einstein’s Bagels and Starbucks Coffee were served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Reed says that they had run out by the end of the hour.

The day continued with fresh oranges brought from the Kellogg Ranch farm store from 11 a.m. to noon.

A new addition to the Member Appreciation Day schedule was the FitFloat class.

“It’s pretty awesome,” fifth-year nutrition science student and aquatics supervisor Kevin Wong said. “They’re basically yoga mats that float on water. It targets your core, utilizes strength and is low impact.”

Something that is definitely not new to the students of Cal Poly Pomona is the Bronco Peak, or the BRIC’s rock-climbing wall.

ASI Campus Recreation utilized the wall on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the new Try a Climb and Challenge where students had another opportunity to win a prize.

From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the BRIC lobby was home to games like table tennis, corn hole, giant Jenga and more.

Opportunities for prizes were offered at the ASI spin wheel table, and a photo booth to capture students having fun was also available.

Hot chocolate was given out during the evening to keep students warmed up as the night got cooler.

Throughout the day, there were two giveaway times dedicated to announcing winners of a Campus Rec longboard, Campus Rec gear or gift cards.

Any students who entered the BRIC from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. were entered in the drawing.

Students who attended at 2 p.m. were entered for the 9 p.m. drawing.

Along with handing out free guest passes, which usually cost $15, students could potentially win prizes by simply wearing their campus rec swag.

Jamba Juice was also offering a discount on food items with a purchase of a medium or large smoothie.

Lauren Reed, along with member services supervisor, Jessie-Rose Lynd, coordinated planning of the days events.

“We began planning during the summer. We work with BSC catering, Einstein’s, Starbucks, the Farm Store, MDPR and other departments like aquatics and adventures,”Reed said.

Reed points out that the BRIC tends to have just less than 3,000 check-ins daily, but that Member Appreciation Day’s turnout had 3,454 members check in.

They had started announcements of the event during the start of the quarter with flyers and e-mails, and provided students with the schedule of events in hopes of having an incredible turnout.

Students could follow along with the day’s event by keeping up with the @cppcampusrec Instagram story.

The story informed members about other prizes such as towels, hats, water bottles and T-shirts if they were one of the first five members to visit the pool, rock wall or the second and third floors of the BRIC, respectively.

Hopefully with all of the prizes and food given away, students were able to head over to the BRIC and reinforce all of the hard work put into the day by ASI Campus Recreation.

For more information on what the BRIC has to offer, such as the FitFloat class or Bronco Peak, visit the Campus Recreation website at


Courtesy of the BRIC

Einstein’s Bagels, Jamba Juice, the Farm Store and Starbucks were some of the companies who participated

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