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09/27/2011

Families Welcomed to Campus for Family Day on Oct. 1

Quick Facts

 Director Kema Gadson, program director for New Students and Parent Programs, said organizers have kept some successful events from last year, including the Family Olympics contest, the disc golf tournament and a RSA Block Party featuring inflatable games.
 Family Weekend T-shirts are for sale for $10.

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Kema Gadson
ROCK HILL, S.C. – Family Day bundles plenty of activities for Winthrop students and their parents to enjoy on Oct. 1. More than 750 family members are expected to visit their students during this fifth annual event.

Director Kema Gadson, program director for New Students and Parent Programs, said organizers have kept some successful events from last year, including the Family Olympics contest, the disc golf tournament and a RSA Block Party featuring inflatable games.

"We’re offering events that everyone will find fun and informative," Gadson said. Families will accumulate points by attending various events to compete in the Olympics. The winner will be announced at the last event on Saturday night, the Nathan Angelo performance at The Edge, DiGiorgio Campus Center.

To start Family Day, there is a breakfast and welcome by Debra Boyd, the new vice president for academic affairs, followed by breakout sessions on Harry Potter, acting improvisation and a presentation on cultures from around the world by current international students; a barbecue picnic on the Byrnes Auditorium lawn; a soccer game; disc golf tournament at the Winthrop Golf Course, and a film on the 125 years of Winthrop sports.

Those arriving early on Friday can attend the Timmons Brothers' Music Trivia Show at 8 p.m. Dina’s Place at the DiGiorgio Campus Center. Parents get in free, while students can get in for $5 with a Winthrop ID.

Family Weekend T-shirts are for sale for $10.

For more information, visit http://www.winthrop.edu/parentprograms or call 803/323-2270. 

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