2013Feb 7

SPAD Hosts Big Football Game Celebration That Takes Place Annually On The First Sunday Of February In The United States

SB SponsorsBy SPAD Blogger Brianne Pankoff

As the Super Bowl was kicking off in New Orleans, the annual SPAD Super Bowl Party was held this past Sunday night at Alumni Hall. This year’s PepsiCo Foods-Aliments SB Party presented by SGA/AGE and the Laurentian Voyageurs was as eventful as the game itself, with touchdown “cellys,” MVP of the Game/Fan of the Night, staple snacks such as chili, wings, and beer, and even technical difficulties. However, no social media records were set – the SB Party trended only just behind the #SuperBowl’s 24.1 million tweets.

The Baltimore Ravens took the lead and, despite the power outage at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, didn’t lose all the momentum, holding on to win the game over the San Francisco 49ers 34-31. Similarly, despite two fire alarms, the atmosphere of the SB Party stayed in high spirits for the duration of the event. The evening included several mini-games such as the Football Regatta Toss, won by Liam Dougherty, and the Two-Minute Touchdown Challenge at the PepsiCo Pre-game Party, championed by Scott (or was it Aaron?) SB PartyRodgers. Free chips and salsa for all Party guests, courtesy of the title sponsor, also helped keep everyone well-fed as they took in the game on two HUGE screens. Other contests included an NFL Team Trivia Challenge, and a dance-off for the best touchdown celebration. All actual touchdowns in the game were conducted with much enthusiasm by the Laurentian Band, and third-year students Darby Reive, Brady Scott, and Robbie McLellan gave a spirited reprise of Beyoncé and the rest of Destiny’s Child “Single Ladies” after being inspired by the half-time show.

The organizers of the event: Jeffrey Howlett, Paul Mawdsley, Michael Renaud, Steve Walsh, and Jon Ross would like to forward on another big thank you to all of the event sponsors for their support such as: PepsiCo Foods-Aliments, the SGA/AGE, Laurentian Voyageurs, Molson Coors, Boston Pizza, Montana’s Cookhouse, Toppers Pizza, New Orleans Pizza, Buzzy Brown’s Brasserie, Gloria’s Restaurant, Magicuts Salon, Vrab’s Independent Grocer, Eddies Sport’s Bar & Grill, Gonga’s Grill, Deluxe Hamburgers, Laurentian University Printing Services, and First Choice Haircutters. SPAD will see all you football fanatics back next year for Super Bowl XLVIII!

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