Price is Right’ event to offer variety of big prizes and fun for students tonight

Jason Henry and Jason Henry

Students will have a chance to have fun and win prizes at the ‘Price is Right’ event being held tonight at 9 by interns from Student Programing in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of the Union. ‘We wanted something different from all the typical games that go on on campus,’ Student Programming Intern Rachel Wade said. ‘This is something that everyone knows about or has seen sometime in their life. We just wanted a fun activity to bring to the spring semester.’ Contestants will have a chance to win a variety of prizes. Chrissy Madison, another of the interns, said students will be able to win prizes such as a Nintendo Wii or a digital camera. She said there will also be some surprises, but that students can expect items that are ‘really, really cool.’ She said some prizes will be bigger than those that are usually given out at events. In order to win, contestants will compete in a variety of games similar to ones from the television show. There will even be a wheel for contestants to spin. ‘There are going to be six games that the contestants play,’ Wade said. ‘Then there is a big showcase at the end.’ Contestants will be selected at random and everyone will have a chance to win, Madison said. ‘We are going to pull from that raffle at the beginning of the show,’ she said. ‘And even if you are not on the show, any prizes that are not won, we are going to raffle off.’ In order to sign up to be a contestant, students need to be there on time, Wade said. ‘They just have to be there when the show starts in order to have their name in the bucket,’ she said. ‘We are going to stop taking names at about five [minutes] after.’ The doors for the event will open at 8:30 p.m. ‘It is going to be a great opportunity to have fun with friends and win awesome prizes for just showing up,’ she said.