Get Rec’d event features food, prizes, Jan. 22-23

Jan 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, January 15, 2009

Campus Recreation is putting on the finishing touches for Get Rec’d 2009, which is shaping up to be “the two hottest days in January.”

Get Rec’d is Jan. 22-23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Campus Recreation Center. The festival-type event showcases vendors, entertainment, and competitions for the UNL students, faculty and staff, as well as the public. Although primarily targeted to UNL students, the event is open to the entire university community.

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit vendor booths, try out new products, collect giveaway items, grab a bite to eat and enter to win prizes through both drawings and contests. Last year, more than $26,000 in prizes were awarded to attendees through official Get Rec’d contests. Many more prizes valued in the thousands of dollars were given away directly from exhibiting vendors at their booths. More than 90 local, regional and national companies have signed on to appear at the 2009 event, including Verizon Wireless,, Apple, Dell, Sprint, STM Bags, Performance Toyota/Scion, University Bookstore, Post & Nickel, Hothand Wireless, and Livescribe/Pulse Smartpen.

In addition to the exhibiting vendors, Get Rec’d will host five competitive contests during which students will have the chance to win even bigger prizes – including a weekend trip to Orlando, Fla., and Walt Disney World. The contest are: The Ultimate Road Trip Challenge, presented by Verizon Wireless; Husker Gladiators, presented by Nebraska Athletics; The Rock Band Contest; I Love the ’90s Interactive Trivia; and the Pepsi Olympics.

Entertainment and food are a big part of the mix. The Food Zone will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day with free food.

UNL’s first Get Rec’d was in January 2007, when 12,000 attendees visited with nearly 60 vendors; the 2008 event hosted 88 exhibitors and vendors. Get Rec’d was patterned after a University of California-Berkeley event.

A listing of Get Rec’d vendors, sponsors, entertainment and contest guidelines and registration is available at

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