In the United States, families around the country celebrate their mothers on the second weekend in May. Students at Ohio University couldn’t wait that long.
OU celebrated “Moms’ Weekend” Friday through Sunday. Moms’ Weekend, one of several family-oriented weekends at OU, invites students’ mothers to campus for three days of bonding events. Annually, Mom’s Weekend is one of the most popular weekends on campus.
This year, the university offered guest rooms in Bromley Hall and Foster House, all of which sold out before the weekend began. While many moms stayed with their children, others chose to stay at the hotels in Athens and the surrounding community.
Bobcats and their moms remained busy off campus, filling local businesses, restaurants and bars. Students could also take their mothers to spring athletic games or some of the many events sponsored by student groups. The Fashion Associates Moms Weekend Fashion Show, University Programming Council’s Moms Walk for the Cure and Moms Market were among the bigger events. A complete list of events is available on the OU website.
UPC hosted its 12th annual Moms Walk for the Cure to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation on Saturday. Despite the rain, the event was well attended. During the hour and a half leading up to the walk, UPC offered raffles, entertainment and guest speakers at the Charles J. Ping Recreation Center. Women in Philanthropy provided breakfast, and Title IX and Tap Cats performed at the Moms Walk for the Cure as well as at the Moms Weekend Fashion Show.
Also available at Ping was the Moms Market, where local vendors sold crafts, jewelry and more from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, allowing visitors to stop in around other events. Visitors could also enjoy lunch, catered by The Pigskin Bar and Grill, at the market.
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