For most college students, childhood is a time of your life that is far from the mind.
SEAL plans to bring these childhood memories back to life by hosting Willie’s Fun House this Saturday.
Nicole Pumarada, the new large events intern for SEAL, said this is the first time SEAL has ever hosted an event like this.
“It is totally brand new, and we’re working with a lot of other places on campus to make it awesome.”
These places include: Roberta’s Gallery, Career and Leadership Development, UW-Whitewater Dining Services, Warhawk Athletics, the UC and Residence Life.
Pumarada said Willie’s Fun House will be,“our own little carnival right here on campus.”
Activities include food, a giant slide, giant twister, airbrush tattoos, balloon animals, a free throw challenge, photo booth, crafts, laser tag and more.
“There will also be t-shirts, and a few things that are going to be a surprise,” Pumarada said. “There’s something for everyone to do.”
One Warhawk will definitely be making an appearance.
“Willie will be there walking around for a little while, and he’ll also be there for the photo booth, so people can take pictures with him,” Pumarada said.
Many students have not heard about Willie’s Fun House, but when asked said they probably would attend such an event.
Senior Abraham Pustina said, “I would potentially go depending on when it is. Laser tag sounds kind of cool.”
Sophomore Khloe Andreoli and freshman Kimber Heimsoth said that laser tag is “on their bucket list.” Heimsoth said, “I would at least check it out.”
Students do not need to sign up for this event ahead of time, and everything is free. Activities like laser tag are first come, first serve, so be sure to get there early.
Willie’s Fun House kicks off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 in the William’s Center Field House.
SEAL has more planned for this semester.
“We’re definitely trying to do a lot more this semester. We have a great line-up.”
Many of the larger events will be held on weekends.
Pumarada said, “A lot of the larger events this semester are going to be on weekends, because everyone says it’s such a suitcase college. We’re trying to make sure people know there is stuff to do.”