Pokémon GO took the world by storm during the summer and an OCU student decided to organize a Pokémon GO gathering with the help of residence life staff.
The gathering will include lure modules on three of the PokeStops which will bring more Pokémon to the area, and free pizza provided by residence life staff. It’s scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 25 on the quad.
There will be a limited number of pizzas so it will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Darilynn Hammond, Banning Hall resident director, will be the DJ at the event and Mary Brewer, better known as “Mom Mary,” is helping cover half of the budget for the event.
“Pretty much it will be a hangout and catch Pokémon,” said Wesley Yang, religion/psychology senior.
Attendees are also encourages to dress up for the event, but it’s not required.
Yang said he decided to plan the event because he was attending University of California, Davis during the summer and their police department hosted a similar event. The event at UC Davis included pizza, refreshments and a safety talk about using the app.
“I wanted to plan an event that would bring everyone together,” Yang said. “This gave me the inspiration to host something similar here in Oklahoma for all the Pokémon trainers to come together and meet each other.
“I’m looking most forward to people coming together and meeting new people. Maybe they can make new friendships or join a group with a common cause. I’m just hoping people can enjoy themselves, mingle, and have fun.”
Members of the Official A Pokémon GO event hits campus with the help of one OCU student and residence life staff.
Members of the Official Pokémon Go: OCU Facebook group were invited to the event via Facebook, but everyone is welcome.
Matthew Strait offered the idea of making the event competitive and finding the “elite four” at OCU on Facebook, but Yang disagreed and said it’s a friendly game so there would be no elitism.