Aubie poses for a photo with two women

Above, Aubie poses for a photo at the 2017 Family Fun Day, which was held on June 14.  Below right, bungee games were especially popular with young attendees.  (Additional photos are posted below the article.)

Approximately 2,000 people attend 2017 Family Fun Day

AU employees, families enjoy free food, games, and prizes

Auburn University Human Resources

An estimated crowd of 2,000 people enjoyed the 2017 Family Fun Day, an annual event for Auburn University employees and their families.Boy on bungee activity

This year's event was held on June 14 at Ag Heritage Park.  Attendees collectively enjoyed more than 2,000 hamburgers and snow cones, more than 1,500 ice cream cups, several hundred hot dogs, and many more bags of chips, cookies, soft drinks, and bottled water.  Children’s activities included: “Little Pirates”, “Spin Art”, face painting, and a bounce house. Older children and adults enjoyed bungee trampoline jumping, a money machine, bingo, and other games and contests.  Activities for all ages included “Basketball Shootout”, “Quarterback Toss”, an archery range, giant Jenga, a rock climbing wall, and miniature golf. Aubie also visited the event twice, and attendees registered for dozens of prizes. 

Once again, Auburn University Human Resources hosted Family Fun Day.  Golden Corral grilled the hamburgers and hot dogs, Earthfare provided water, and Railroads of West Point (Ga.) provided ice cream. Area businesses and groups also offered the following prizes and items:

  • Bruster's Ice Cream of Auburn/Opelika: ice cream coupons
  • Tiger Rags: coupons
  • Kinnucan's: gift cards
  • Jack's: gift basket, french fry coupons, and stickers
  • Auburn University College of Liberal Arts: t-shirts and bags
  • Fidelity Investments: Cooler, stainless steel tumblers
  • Johnny Brusco's: large pizzas and gift cards
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama: Target gift card
  • VALIC: beach bags and beach mat
  • Auburn Alumni Association and Auburn Athletics: coloring books, AU hats, cups, and bobble tails
  • Smooth N Groove: t-shirts and smoothies
  • Wrapsody of Auburn: gift cards
  • Pieology Pizzeria: pizza and t-shirts
  • Krispy Kreme: 20 boxes of doughnuts
  • Anders Bookstore: gift cards
  • Toomer's Drugs: tumbler, shirt
  • Momma Goldberg's Deli: t-shirts and coupons
  • Eddie's Calzones: t-shirts
  • Medi-Weightloss: snacks and protein shake mix
  • Orangetheory Fitness Auburn: Tracker and free visits
  • Anytime Fitness: t-shirts and coupons
  • Red Roof Inn: One night's lodging in the U.S.
  • Peachy Airport Parking: Free five-day parking vouchers
  • Atlanta Hawks: Free tickets
Bingo contestants
Several dozen people enjoyed playing bingo in the air-conditioned Ham Wilson Arena.

Girl on inflatable slide
This inflatable slide was a favorite for many kids.

Woman receiving cotton candy
Family Fun Day included many free treats, including cotton candy.

Aubie with Tonya
Aubie poses for a photo with Tonya Dupree of the Human Resources office. 

Game show contestants
"Game show" contestants play for an opportunity to enter the money machine. 

Woman in money machine
Money machine participants often won at least $10. 

Two girls running on inflatable
Inflatable games were among the most popular activities for young attendees.

Man playing golf
Many adults enjoyed chipping a few golf balls.

Family Fun Day games and inflatables
There were activities for all ages at this year's Family Fun Day event.

Last updated: 06/22/2017