California Baptist University’s Community Life celebrated its first Leap Year Event on campus Feb. 29 with plastic frog hunts, prizes, free food and a DJ.
The Leap Day Event began early in the morning as Community Life interns hid 1,000 plastic leap frogs across campus for students to find.
The day ended at the Community Life Lounge, where students could turn in their collected frogs for prizes and enjoy live music from DJ Bobby while enjoying quality food provided by two food trucks hired for the event, Chef TLC’s Sidewalk Cafe and Belly Bombz Korean Wings & Sliders.
“The interns came up with the idea,” said Kristin Waters, director of Campus Activities. “We thought it would be a fun play of words and fun activity to play throughout the day to generate excitement.”
Of the 1,000 frogs distributed around campus, an estimated 700 made it back to the Community Life interns handing out the prizes.
“We actually had someone come in with 250 frogs at one point,” said Ian Dawson, junior business administration major and Community Life intern. “He must have started looking early as we were setting them out.”
Community Life awarded gift cards ranging from $5 to $25 to students bringing in frogs, redeemable at locations such as Chipotle Mexican Grill or Target.
“I went out to look for frogs but couldn’t find any,” said Franciny Monge, freshman pre-med major. “I saw people walking by with them so I must have just missed them.”
Community Life had ordered 250 meals from the food trucks to feed the students at the event, however, meals ran out by the time the night activities ended.
“I’d rank (the) wings as the second best wings I have tasted,” said Haley Poole, senior nursing major. “(Leap Day) was super fun.”