By Gregory Jouvenat
Students, faculty and staff enjoyed free hot dogs, drinks and frozen pops at the 32nd Annual Hot Dog Caper held at University Park on Thursday.
The Hot Dog Caper was hosted by the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation and had a 1960s theme in honor of the foundation’s 50th anniversary.
“We want to continue on with the tradition to welcome back the campus community every fall quarter,” said Amanda Therrien, a marketing assistant from CPPF. “It’s a tradition to celebrate and to bring everybody together.”
At the event, students lined up to receive hot dogs and counted down in unison to kick off the Hot Dog Caper.
“I think it was even better than last year,” said Cory Myers, a third-year chemical engineering student. “It’s so great seeing so many people out here.”
The event also had booths for students to visit. Attendees could race each other on an inflatable obstacle course, were able to pet and interact with horses at a horse show, could take pictures in a photo booth with Billy Bronco and an Austin Powers impersonator, could receive air brush tattoos, and could play games and win prizes in other booths.
“It was a lot of fun. I liked that everything was free and that there was a lot of different stuff to do,” said Antonina Di Padova, a second-year chemical engineering student. “I went on the roundhouse course, went to the air brush [tattoos] and went to the Hoffy [booths]. I won a t-shirt!”
To accompany the festivities, Aquarius, a 1960s cover band, provided live entertainment to guests at the event. The group started its performance at noon.
The Hot Dog Caper was sponsored by Pepsi, Associated Students, Inc., Hoffy, AT&T, Facilities Planning & Management, Costco, First Class Vending, Intercollegiate Athletics and Motorola
The CPPF is a non-profit organization that manages many of the university’s services, such as dining and village housing.
Reynaldo Duenas / The Poly Post
Hot Dog Caper
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