By Steve Adams
Saint Mary’s University will begin what it hopes to be a yearly tradition when it launches SMUStock, an outdoor acoustic concert and overnight campout in St. Yon’s field, on Friday, April 25.
The event, sponsored by the SMU Eco-Rep program, will feature an Ultimate Frisbee tournament beginning at 3 p.m.; acoustic performances from SMU community members, including The Wet Bandits and Bookreader from 5-7 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.; as well a bonfire with s’mores and the option to camp out overnight in Yon’s field.
Grilling out will begin at 5 p.m. and will be available to students who submit their barcodes earlier in the week. Booths will be set up during the lunch hours of the week for this purpose.
SMUStock was created by Eco-Rep members to raise environmental awareness. The event coincides with Earth Week, will feature booths that have information on recycling and sustainability and will also recap the events and information that were offered earlier during Earth Week.
The Ultimate Frisbee tournament will be open to all SMU students. Rosters must include at least seven people, and the first eight teams to register will be entered into the competition. Prizes will be offered for the winners, and teams are encouraged to stay after the tournament for food and to participate in the rest of the day’s activities.
Camping equipment can be borrowed from the school, but the available equipment is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“This event is a great way to raise awareness and have a good time as well,” said Davey Warner, outdoor leadership coordinator. “It’s a great way to close out Earth Week; I’m really excited.”
To register for the Ultimate Frisbee tournament, students should submit their rosters to Steve Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To reserve camping equipment for the evening or additional information on the Eco-Rep program, contact Warner at email@example.com.