Hot Dog Caper Allows Students, Faculty and Staff to ?Ketchup? With One Another

Hot Dog Caper Allows Students, Faculty and Staff to ?Ketchup? With One Another
Jose Pena munches on one of the more than 9,500 hot dogs eaten at last year's Hot Dog Caper.

The campus community will enjoy free food and entertainment at the 20th annual Hot Dog Caper on Thursday, Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in University Park.

The Cal Poly Pomona Foundation Inc., Associated Students Inc., Facilities, Planning & Management, MAB Services Inc. and Pepsi-Cola Co. co-sponsor the event in an effort to bring the campus community together at the beginning of each fall quarter.

“This event is a great way to welcome students back to campus,” says Kathy Ramsey, chair of the event and assistant to the executive director of the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation.

More than 250 students, staff and faculty members, including university President J. Michael Ortiz and his wife, Betty, have volunteered to work the line serving free hot dogs, vegetarian dogs, chips, soft drinks and ice cream sandwiches. All volunteers will receive a certificate of appreciation and a free T-shirt.

More than 9,500 hot dogs were downed at last year?s Hot Dog Caper.

This year?s event will also feature an appearance from Commander Chuck Street, KIIS FM 102.7 on-air traffic reporter, who will serve as deejay and host of games, including a baby food eating contest.

The Hot Dog Caper has proved to be a valuable tradition that unifies the 1,438-acre university campus with approximately 20,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff of diverse ages and ethnicities.