Health, Mall games greet UA students

By Raya Tahan

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A condom balloon toss and a wheelchair race were among the events on the Mall yesterday at the Be Aware Health Fair.

The Student Health Advisory Council, who sponsored the fair, offered events such as Sex-Tac-Toe. The game was played exactly like the traditional tic-tac-toe, except that players had to correctly answer questions about safe sex to take a turn.

"I knew the answer to most of the questions except one about naming brands of spermicide jelly," said marketing junior and sex-tac-toe player Matt Christie.

Although his game ended in a tie, he said the event was fun.

"What I'm trying to emphasize is that students, faculty and people in the community need to be more aware of the services that are offered to them," said Student Health Advisory Council Director Jennifer Douglas.

Twenty organizations had information tables at the fair, including the American Red Cross, Alcoholics Anonymous and Counseling and Psychological Services.

An ambulance from Kord's Paramedic Services was also on the Mall and open for touring.

Items ranging from condoms to fat-free snacks were given, as were free blood pressure checks.

Participants of the health fair were given raffle tickets. Prizes of the raffle included a $120 gift certificate to Rocks and Ropes Climbing Gym and a $70 gift certificate to Scuba Quest.

Douglas said she would like to see the fair continue annually.

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