For students returning and new, traditional or non-traditional, BroncOlympics provides the chance to engage in Bronco spirit through the annual series of week-long events during homecoming week.
Students will have the opportunity to sign up teams in order to compete in the event with the goal of having their group’s name etched into the coveted BroncOlympics trophy, therefore being solidified in Boise State history. The event has been organized and planned by the Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC).
All student groups, from the Greek community to groups of friends, are welcome to put their talents to the test in this friendly competition promoting Bronco pride.
Thomas Camara, programming assistant with SILC and senior entrepreneurial management major, spoke of the importance of BroncOlympics.
“The purpose of BroncOlympics is to continue the tradition of Bronco pride with all students, and that anyone is welcome to join in on the festivities,” Camara said.
Participation is key when it comes down to becoming the BroncOlympics champion. The more a team participates, the higher the odds of receiving maximum points. Whichever team finishes the week with the most points is declared champion.
There are an assortment of small prizes available throughout the week, so if a team is not so much into the competitive feel they still have the opportunity to win prizes other than points.
Last year’s BroncOlympics featured many teams predominately from the Greek community as their core foundational values are based on developing a close knit organization of people. But this year, the organizers at SILC are looking to attract a broader array of teams from all walks of the Boise State campus.
The promotion of camaraderie between Boise State students was the inspiration behind the creation of BroncOlympics. With an assortment of events that include the Toilet Bowl competition, to the parade at the conclusion of homecoming week, students have the chance to stamp their mark and legacy on the tradition of the event.
“We hope to bring a community feel to BroncOlympics where students can feel comfortable to get to know their fellow students,” Camara said.
BroncOlympics will be held next week from Oct. 14-19 with locations varying throughout campus.
The deadline to register a team is Oct. 11. For a full listing of event details refer to homecoming.boisestate.edu.