Crate stacking competition today
by Courtney Warren
Feb 25, 2014 | 1144 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Delta State University Outdoor Recreation Program is hosting a crate stack competition at 6 p.m. today at Wyatt Gym.

Crate stacking uses milk crates to stack a tower as high as possible while participants are outfitted in a climbing harness, rope, and helmet attached to the ceiling with someone acting as a belay.

The event is free and open to anyone who wants to be high on milk crates.

Sign up will be at 5:30 p.m. at the gym the night of the event.

When asked why this event was a great idea, Todd Davis director of the outdoor recreation program said, "Why isn't this a great idea? We aspire to get people active with their lives and to take calculated, safe, and interesting risks. This is a good idea because no one has done this here before."

“Todd Davis has energized and engaged our entire community through the variety of recreational programs he provides throughout the year. Holding the Dave Heflin Professorship in Outdoor Recreation, he has truly honored and extended Heflin’s pioneer work in this area. The COEHS values community feedback about the types of programs that should be offered to meet the needs and interests of all age groups," said Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences Dr. Leslie Griffin.

Upcoming events will be glow-in-the-dark Zumba on March 5, the Delta Duathalon Race on April 5, white water rafting during May intercession, and an outdoor film festival on March 25.

There is also an outdoor photo contest open now.