Gator Day, Gator Grab events set for April 22

Gator Day, Gator Grab events set for April 22

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Brazosport College’s Gator Day is always a hit among students, staff and community, and this year’s event is expected to continue bringing a fun and festive atmosphere to the college campus.

Even better, it’s all for a good cause.

Sponsored by the BC Student Government Association, Gator Day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 at the college. Participants can enjoy barbecue, a rock wall, laser tag and other games. Local band Jackson Avenue will also be performing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the courtyard between the Student Pavilion and the Corporate Learning Center.

Gator Day also features one of the campus’ most popular events, the Gator Grab auction.

The auction, now in its 16th year, is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is organized by volunteer college employees. Most importantly, all proceeds from the auction provide Gator scholarships and Wise Gator scholarships. A GATOR reading program scholarship will also be added this year. In the past, more than 120 full- and part-time students have received scholarships from previous auction proceeds.

Raffle tickets for a Kindle Fire HD, donated by the Brazosport College Board of Regents, will also be available for $1.

The auction is open to everyone and will be held in the Student Pavilion.

To donate an item for the auction, call Frances Vaughn at 979.230.3203. To learn more about Gator Day, call 979.230.3412.