WESTWOOD—Recreational activities and outdoor games were part of UCLA’s first Bruin Games event on Wednesday, May 24.
Over 60 people were in attendance at the event, which was hosted by the Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) General Representative 3. A soccer tournament was held where students participated in cultural activities like origami, in addition to mancala.
Former USAC General Representative 3 Inan Chowdhury created the event to provide diverse students with a space to compete in activities for charity.
“I wanted to create an event where students can celebrate the richness of diversity and experience a sense of unity. Friendly competition for a good cause is a way of developing interplay between different communities,” Chowdhury told The Daily Bruin.
The Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s worked with the office to educate participants about charity, which aims to promote youth understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. Students had the option to donate to the charity either by purchasing optional tickets or merchandise.