The largest college lifestyle festival in the Midwest returns to UNL for its seventh year Jan. 24-25. Held at the UNL Campus Recreation Center, Get Rec'd showcases more than 60 vendors and includes free food, prizes and giveaways.
Participants can try out the latest products and technology, and experience sights and sounds from local and national companies. Those attending can also enter to win more than $10,000 in prizes. The two-day festival takes places 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and attracts more than 10,000 UNL students, faculty, staff and supporters. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Ultimate Road Trip Challenge brings together 10 teams of two in fierce competition to win the grand prize, an all-expenses-paid, four-day summer cruise to the Caribbean. The competition is spread over the two days of Get Rec'd and those interested in participating can sign up on the Get Rec'd website (http://www.getrecd.com). The four-day cruise is provided courtesy of Sun Valley Lanes and winners will also receive $500 spending cash courtesy of the University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union. Participants must register in teams of two and all contestants must be current UNL students. At least one contestant in the team of two must be 21 years of age and both participants must currently have or be able to obtain a passport. The entry deadline has been extended to Jan. 23.
Get Rec'd hosts several other competitive contests including Husker Fan Challenge presented by Nebraska Athletics, Pepsi Olympics presented by LINPEPCO and The Great College Chop Off. All contests include prizes for first, second and third place, including an iPad, an exclusive Husker Tunnel Walk Experience, iPhones and Netbooks, memorabilia, gift certificates and more. Contestants should be present at the stage at the time of the contest to participate.
Thursday, Jan. 24
11 a.m. — Get Rec'd opening
11:30 a.m. — Nebraska Fashion Show
Noon — Ultimate Road Trip Competition – Day 1
1:45 p.m. — Pepsi Olympics
3 p.m. — Group equipment demo
Fri., Jan. 25
11:30 a.m. — Lion dancers performance
12:15 p.m. — The Scarlets dance performance
12:30 p.m. — Husker Fan Challenge
1:30 p.m. — The Great College Chop Off!
2:30 p.m. — Ultimate Road Trip Challenge – Day 2
Free T-shirt Service Project
For the past several years, Get Rec'd has capitalized on its popularity to bring awareness and support to various non-profits. This year, Get Rec'd is partnering with the American Red Cross, an organization dedicated to preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies. Each attendee is encouraged to bring a $1 donation to the Red Cross, show up to donate blood at the Get Rec'd Blood Drive or sign up to give blood at UNL’s "We Challenge U" Blood Drive in January. In return, patrons will receive an official event T-shirt. The goal is to provide much-needed blood and financial donations to the organization.
A complete listing of contests, prizes, schedules, exhibitors and sponsors is available at http://www.getrecd.com. Get Rec'd is also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GETRECD.
More details at: http://www.getrecd.com