The Cal Poly Pomona Foundation has come up with a groovy way to welcome the university community back to campus.
The foundation’s 32nd Annual Hot Dog Caper, set for Thursday, Oct. 8, will have a 1960s theme in honor of the organization’s 50th anniversary. Every fall quarter, Cal Poly Pomona students, faculty, and staff gather together in the University Park to enjoy free hot dogs, chips, popsicles, drinks, live music, and entertainment.
This year’s event, which is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will feature live music from 1960s cover band Aquarius, photo booths, airbrush tattoo artists, an inflatable obstacle course, prizes, games hosted by Associated Students Inc., and more. Innovation Brew Works, Hoffy Hot Dogs, AT&T, Motorola, Costco, and Matt’s Run also will have booths at the event.
Every year, a team of over 300 volunteers, including administrators, staff and athletes, sport their Hot Dog Caper t-shirts and distribute thousands of hot dogs, veggie dogs, chips, drinks, and popsicles. Last year, 16,750 hot dogs/veggie dogs, 7,865 bags of chips, 9,528 Pepsi drinks, and 12,996 popsicles were served.
The Hot Dog Caper is made possible through the foundation’s partnership with Pepsi Beverages Company, Associated Students Inc., Facilities Planning & Management, Hoffy Hot Dogs, First Class Vending, Intercollegiate Athletics, AT&T, Motorola, and Costco.
The Hot Dog Caper is just one of the many ways foundation, which opened its doors in 1966, gives back to the campus. Over the past 50 years, the foundation has given millions of dollars to the university to fund many campus student programs, scholarships, and infrastructure.
For more details and to view photos/video of last year’s Hot Dog Caper, visit www.HotDogCaper.com.