YAL at Cal State Dominguez Hills Dunk Tank Activism

The Young Americans for Liberty chapter at California State University Dominguez Hills decided to host a dunk tank on campus in order to educate students about student debt. 


We submitted the paperwork for the dunk tank in the first week of school. It took several weeks after that for the school to reach us and plan out the event. In the meantime we were able to find a vendor that we could use to bring the tank on campus. We had the meeting with the school two weeks before the event started and we were able to get it approved. 


We were able to pay for the dunk tank with a grant from the Leadership Institute, which was used to pay for the deposit and the actual tank itself. We had to provide a copy of the insurance from the vendor to the school, which was the primary way for the school to let the event happen. 


On the day of the event, I had to be there early in the morning and I was met by a Leadership Institute Field Representative Richard Pham, who was there throughout the day. We were also helped by the chapters adviser Daniel Cutrone and my Vice President Bagni Maldonado. The setup was from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and we officially started at 10:00 a.m. and lasted till around 2:00 p.m. 


The day was very productive as students came from around he campus to use the dunk tank. Word got around quickly as my classmates and even my coworkers at the Student Union job I work at, knew about the tank. My own supervisor actually came out and dunked me in the tank. 

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We were able to get 70 signups throughout the day for our chapter, which was an immense success. It also gave a good image for our chapter on campus and afterward the school bureaucrats were congraduating me for the successful event. All and all it was a good event. 

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