The Pittsburg State University campus and community will be celebrating the season's first home football game with Paint the Town Red events Aug. 27-29.
Paint the Town Red, a collaboration between the Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations and the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, has become a community-wide event in anticipation of PSU football games. Fans are encouraged to wear red, businesses take part by decorating their storefronts, and children even get involved with a special balloon launch at Carnie Smith Stadium. Plans for the weekend include:
Thursday, Aug. 27 - Chamber of Commerce coffee at the PSU Alumni Center, 8 a.m. Judging will be held throughout the morning for the campus decoration contest. At 6 p.m., the Red Rally will be held at Gorilla Village, with free pizza being served.
Friday, Aug. 28 - Paint the Town Red judging will go on all day throughout the city. At 2 p.m., the official Paint the Town Red balloon launch will be held for area children at Carnie Smith Stadium. At 7 p.m., the alumni office will present the movie "Up," on the Jungletron for students, alumni and families.
Saturday, Aug. 29 - A 5K run to benefit PSU Students in Free Enterprise will take place at the Student Recreation Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the participation cost of $12 for a T-shirt and $7 without. Medals will be awarded to top finishers. PSU vs. Central Oklahoma football game that evening with a kickoff time of 7 p.m.
For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations at 620-235-4758.
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