The beloved Hot Dog Caper is back in 2023, celebrating 40 super years.
On Thursday, Oct. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Bronco Commons will come alive with the spirit of heroism as students, faculty and staff gather for an epic superhero-themed celebration featuring free hot dogs, chips, popsicles, refreshing drinks and live entertainment.
The excitement doesn’t stop there – take home a balloon animal, encounter your favorite superhero, and explore various booths offering fun, free giveaways.
Every year, the Hot Dog Caper unites the campus community, with hundreds of volunteers including administrators, staff, and athletes, joining forces to distribute an array of mouthwatering delights. In 2022, our dedicated volunteers distributed over 11,000 hot dogs and veggie dogs, 4,000 bags of chips, 13,000 beverages, and 4,400 popsicles!
This extraordinary event wouldn’t be possible without the unwavering support of over 200 passionate volunteers and our incredible sponsors. A special shout-out to our partners, Cal Poly Pomona, Pepsi Beverages Company, Associated Students Inc., Facilities Planning & Management, Hoffy Beef Franks, First Class Vending, and Bronco Intercollegiate Athletics, for their invaluable contributions.
Together, they make the Hot Dog Caper a reality, transforming the campus into a realm of superhero wonder and delight. So, mark your calendars and prepare to unleash your inner superhero at the 40th Annual Hot Dog Caper.