Thunder at the Beach Promises Ultimate Holiday Sunfest

Published: July 20, 2012 | Read Time: 2 minutes

No summer is complete without a beach party, and believe it or not, there’s one coming soon to a beach near you—right here in Cedar City. What’s more, the festivities will bring the entire local community together with Thunderbird Athletics to celebrate the Pioneer Day holiday in grand fashion.

A fledgling tradition, SUU Athletics is excited to bring the community and its athletes together in this special event, which will take place on the shores of Lake at the Hills the closest thing that Cedar City has to an actual beach—from noon to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, with a full day of free activities. Bring your shade tents, your lawn chairs and your barbeques for some fun in the sun with some of SUU’s finest competitors.

The event will cater to all ages, offering games and contests for kids as well as adults both on the sand and in the water, including a fishing contest will test the skills of anglers and a volleyball tournament that will include many Thunderbird athletes. Kayaks will also be available for rent.

With a broad range of activities, guests can even showcase their vocal talents (or at least nervy inhibitions) with karaoke. A live DJ will play music throughout the day.

Though the celebration is simply to bring the campus and local communities together in support of Thunderbird Athletics as its student-athletes and coaches prepare for the 2012-13 season—SUU’s first as members of the esteemed Big Sky athletic conference—the beach bash is also a great way to join with others in anticipation of SUU Track and Field star Cameron Levins’ upcoming Olympic Games debut. The first 500 people in attendance will receive a free Cam Levins Olympics t-shirt.

Other prizes and giveaways will be handed out over the course of the day, including SUU athletics gear and season and single game tickets.

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