SCAD students plan H2Olymplics

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah College of Art Design students are planning a water-themed charity event hoping to engage the community and benefit the United Way of the Costal Empire.

Graphic design students in Louis Bakers' "The Role of Graphic Design in Social Awareness" course have planned the "Savannah H2Olympics" event, which will take place Sunday, August 28 at Lake Mayer Community Park from 2 – 4 p.m.

"Savannah is a richly vibrant city whose diversity, although an asset, has a tendency to cause a degree of alienation," said Marc Mueller, a student organizer in a press release.

"As SCAD graduate students, we are forever chasing innovative ways to use design for the common good.  We created H2Olympics to bring together Savannah's diverse community while having fun and supporting a good cause."

Activities will include a slip 'n slide, water volleyball toss, water bucket relay, water dodge ball and T-shirts created with paint-filled balloons. A deejay will also be present providing entertainment and snacks will sold.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for those 12 and under. All proceeds benefit the United Way.

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