Inside ASCSU: What it Takes to Grill the Buffs

September 12, 2016 Uncategorized

This is an excerpt from a blog post written by Deputy Chief of Staff, Christina Vessa, published in the Collegian.

Have you ever wondered what it is like to plan an event for more than 2,000 people? If so, take a look into the last few months of Bobbie Nathan’s life. She is the ASCSU director of traditions and programs, which puts her in charge of making this year’s 10th-annual Grill the Buffs happen.

Nathan’s life has consisted of booking catering reservations, organizing dozens of volunteers and planning behind-the-scenes surprises for the festivities on Thursday. She made it her goal to serve up buffalo patties to thousands of students before Friday’s rivalry game – for free.

The biggest task was figuring out if Coach Bobo and the football team could make the event. Grill the Buffs needed to be as close to the Rocky Mountain Showdown as possible, and it adds a whole new element to the event when the coach and team are in-person, getting students excited for the game.

Picking the date was a lot harder than it should have been. Originally, Grill the Buffs was supposed to be today, Wednesday, August 31st. When Nathan found out that Bobo and the team were only available on Thursday, she had to re-schedule everything she had previously planned, but it eventually worked out in our favor.

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