Bucket List Bash A Big Success
Over 400 people came out to help celebrate life at the 1st annual “Bucket List Bash”. From the moment guests walked through the doors of the Statler, they were greeted with friendly faces and knew they were in for a fun night ahead!
News 4′s Joe Arena welcomed guests as they entered for a night of food, drinks and fun! He found out what party goers had on their bucket list. Some even had the chance to cross a few things off that list!
Can you imagine a jousting ring inside the Statler? Check out the Sumo Wrestling ring. It was a popular station inside the Golden Ballroom. Whether you wanted to learn to salsa dance, sing like a rockstar or have fun on the bungee run, this party was the place to do it all!
14 bucket list stations kept party goers busy for hours, and with plenty of food and drinks, everyone had a great time. What a great opportunity to share the important message of the mission here at Unyts.
Special thanks to all of our sponsors for the night!
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This is a blog post from Heather, an intern in the Community Relations Department:
I am a Senior at the Unversity at Buffalo, and graduate in May of this year. I’m glad to be interning here since Organ Donation is an issue so close to my heart. My mother received a Kidney Transplant from my Uncle about 7 years ago now on Valentine’s Day. That transplant saved her life, and has allowed to continue being one of the greatest people I have ever known. I am so greatful to my Uncle for giving the selfless give of Life. My mom still calls and thanks him every year on their “anniversary” and she says there will never be enough words to thank him for what he’s given her. The gift of Blood has also saved my own life when I was born 3 months prematurely in 1989. A total of 8 blood transfusions allowed to continue fighting for my life, which I’m glad I was given a chance from the numerous blood donors that have also give the gift of life. It has been a great experience interning here and learning more about GIVING THE GIFT OF LIFE, and being able to better inform those in the community just how important it is.
One event since interning here at Unyts I’ve been looking forward to is the Bucket List Bash. This semester I have been helping to spread the word about this new and exciting upcoming event, by posting flyers around the Buffalo area. I thought the idea of a “Bucket List Bash” sounded like a great idea. There were so many people there with excitement on their faces, and laughter heard everywhere throughout the Statler that night. Things that people have on their bucket lists were available. Whether you go to go on your dream vacation to Paris, Africa, or Las Vegas, or get knocked out in the boxing ring. My personal favorites were getting to sumo wrestle my boyfriend knocking him down, and later getting my palm read using tarot cards by the mediums provided for the night. Attendants also had the chance to “get a tattoo”, get a caricature done of themselves, and be a rockstar for the entire group of people to hear. One thing on my bucket list is to also learn to Salsa dance, or compete in a food eating contest. Unyts also had a raffle to go skydiving, or get plane tickets to see Jay Leno or Anderson Cooper. From my friends and co-workers that attended the event, we couldn’t agree more about the fact that we wish the event lasted all night long, and absolutely cannot wait for next year. I had such a great time and I can’t imagine it being any better!