Students and their brothers and sisters will have the opportunity to go to a variety of Disney-themed events during siblings weekend, which begins today.
Siblings Weekend offers a variety of events, including parties, movies, karaoke, laser tag and tons of food.
Freshman international business major Anthony Fongaro said he can’t wait to show his 15-year-old sister around the Markin Family Student Recreation Center.
“It’s a good chance for her to see what Bradley is like,” he said. “Free food is definitely a plus.”
Junior social work major Christina Seaton is bringing her 9-year-old brother. “He wants to go to the basketball games and the inflatable obstacle course,” she said.
The fun starts at 5:30 tonight with a Pizza and Grub Party in Lydia’s Lounge. Students and siblings can eat pizza and ice cream while watching Disney cartoons.
After the party, students and their siblings will be able to play Disney board games, make pillowcases and participate in Pocahontas face-painting and Disney karaoke.
The night will end with a Beach and Luau Party from 9 p.m. to midnight. Students and their siblings can float in the swimming pool while watching “Lilo and Stitch.” After the movie, they will be able to dance, sing karaoke and eat snacks.
On Saturday, siblings can go to brunch in the Williams Hall Cafeteria, and later they can the climb rock climbing wall, which will be open from noon to 5 p.m. in the Markin Center.
Afterward, the Laser Tag event will begin at 9 p.m. in the Markin Center Main Gym. It will include inflatable activities, such as an obstacle course and a bouncer, as well as sporting tournaments.
Kaylee Niemeir, a junior business management and administration major, is bringing her 10-year-old brother. She said he has come to the last several sibling weekends.
“We are looking forward to laser tag on Saturday,” she said.
Aside from these events, siblings will have a chance to attend other activities.
Bowl for Kid’s Sake will start at 8 p.m. today. Bradley is partnering with Central Illinois Big Brothers/Big Sisters for this event, giving all proceeds to the organization.
On Saturday, siblings will have the opportunity to see two teams play at the Peoria Civic Center. First, the Bradley men’s basketball team is playing against University of Evansville at 1 p.m. Then, at 7 p.m. the Rivermen Hockey team will play against the Chicago Wolves.
Sophomore elementary education major Christina Mortimer said she’s excited to participate in these events with her 12-year-old sister.
“We are going to the pool party on Friday and the basketball game on Saturday,” she said. “We’re planning to pretty much do everything that’s scheduled.”