Our organization participated in the homecoming competition for student organizations during the week of October 19 – 24.
We kicked off the week by running, or walking, in the Philanthropy 5K on Sunday. Approximately 25 team members attended this event, which benefited Special Olympics. A couple hours later, team members chalked a square in Bosco Plaza reflecting the homecoming theme, Coast to Coast. We received a fourth place finish for the sidewalk chalking competition. Then, that evening, members yelled and stomped at Pant the Chant, placing second in the event.
Tuesday was one of our favorite events, Paint the Ville. To complete this event, organizations are given a window of an Aggieville business. There they paint a mural reflecting the homecoming theme.
The next event was on Thursday in the form of a children’s carnival. For this we brought the car to the student union. A team member dressed up in full drive gear to take pictures with the kids. Many of the children were thrilled for the opportunity to both see and take a picture with a racecar and its driver. We placed fourth in this event.
Our last event was the parade on Friday. This year, we had three running cars for the event, Jaguar, Lynx, and Puma. The parade starts at the Manhattan Towne Center parking lot, proceeds down Poyntz, and then weaves over to Aggieville. The team enjoys this event because we are able to gain exposure for our organization. Additionally, many people are very excited to see K-State’s racing team. Keeping with the trend, we placed four in this competition.
Overall, the team placed second in the student organization division of the homecoming competition, being beat by only the Men’s Crew team. Homecoming week is a busy exciting for the team, which allows for team members to bond and get to know each other better. Powercat Motorsports leaders would like to thank all team members for their hard work to make this week successful.
Check out our Facebook for pictures from homecoming!