Monday, August 19, 2013
Contact: Dan Belcher, Facility Operations Coordinator 304-696-4651

Marshall Rec Center partners with Multicultural Affairs to bring ‘First Night Block Party’ to students

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall Recreation Center and Multicultural Affairs will host the “First Night Block Party” from 9 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, Aug. 21, as part of Week of Welcome for incoming students. Live music by Tyler Gage aka DJ TGage will be featured.

The block party will include games such as World Class Musical Chairs on the Multipurpose Field and a three-point shooting contest inside the Rec Center. The three-point contest will take place at 9:15 p.m., 10:15 p.m., and 11:15 p.m.

The winners of these games will receive prizes and giveaways such as gift cards from Sun Tan City, Marshall University rain ponchos, a gift basket from the Pottery Place, and Marshall T-shirts and bags courtesy of Graphic Solutions. A free demo of the group fitness Hip Hop Class will take place at 9:30 p.m.

Area pizza restaurants will participate in a Pizza Challenge from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Those invited include Daniello’s, Domino’s, Gino’s, Pizza Hut, Slyce, Papa John’s and DP Dough. These restaurants will bring samples of their pizza for people to try, and participants can vote on their favorites. At 11 p.m. the best pizza on campus will be announced. The event is free to the public.

For more information, contact Dan Belcher at 304-696-4651 or

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197