No Nintendo needed for Monte Carlo karting

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Courtesy of the Wildcat Events Board

On Friday night, UA students will be able to do something they have always dreamed of — race go-karts around Old Main Fountain. The Wildcat Events Board, the organization responsible for putting on events such as the Next Big Thing and An Evening with Laverne Cox, is hosting Monte Carlo night for all UA students.

The event will take place from 6-10 p.m. on the UA Mall in front of Old Main. There will be tons of activities throughout the night, such as go-kart racing and casino games, along with food and drinks. In addition to these diverse activities, there will also be a chance for students to win a basketball signed by the men’s basketball team. The band Almost Classy will take the stage at 7 p.m.

According to Kayla Fiore, director of the activities committee of the events board and a junior studying art media and entertainment, the event has taken almost an entire year to plan. The activities committee specializes in hosting free social and philanthropic events for students.

“The purpose of the event is to provide one final stress relieving Friday night to the student body,” Fiore said.

Fiore added that the most anticipated event of the night is the go-kart racing around Old Main.

The events board is a student-run group which operates under the Associated Students of the University of Arizona. It is composed of five different committees: activities, arts, concerts, speakers and novelties. Each committee is responsible for putting on different types of events for the student body. Other events held by the activities board in the past include: Casino Night, Inflatable Water Park Day and the annual Think Pink fashion show that benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

All students are welcome to participate, as the event is free to the entire student body. Do not miss out on your chance to show off your casino and go-kart skills and try your luck at winning a signed UA men’s basketball. Monte Carlo night will be an event like no other, so make sure to be there to enjoy the fun and entertainment.

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