Did you know? Not only does Berkeley Rec Sports operate three recreation facilities and four pools on campus, but it offers a variety of outdoor trips and clinics through Cal Adventures, manages a robust Intramural and Sport Clubs program, and produces the largest experiential college lifestyle event in the nation — proving that true to their motto, Wellness Happens Here.
The mission of Berkeley Rec Sports is to “enhance the knowledge, wellness, fitness, personal skills and quality of life for students, faculty, staff, and the community,” both in terms of physical fitness and in creating transformative experiences for students and the community.
In this spirit, the Recreational Sports Marketing Group founded Caltopia, the largest experiential lifestyle festival in the nation. In its 14th year, on August 21 – 22 Caltopia will bring in over 100 local and national sponsors and exhibitors and reach over 30,000 Cal students and campus supporters! For more information, see the Caltopia website.
The campus has recognized that improving the wellness of a community means providing services to all members of the community, regardless of economic barriers. Recreational Sports, Intercollegiate Athletics, the Cal Student Store and the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) are teaming up to launch the UC Berkeley Wellness Apparel Project. The project has been established to provide a secure and active delivery of donated wellness apparel from the Cal community directly to students in need.
During Caltopia, trade in your slightly worn workout gear including — t-shirts, sweat pants, shorts, and sneakers — for a Do Something Good t-shirt. Offer is limited to the first 800 donors at the event. Apparel will benefit the UC Berkeley Wellness Apparel Project.
Opening August 23, 2016, the UC Berkeley Wellness Apparel Project is located in Stiles Hall and aligns with the UC Berkeley Food Pantry as another model of a holistic basic needs support for Berkeley students. EOP manages the day-to-day operations and actively supports the other partners’ ongoing outreach to the Cal community for donated clothing.
Exclusively for UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff, Recreational Sports and Ziploop have created the Cal Smart Wallet — a smarter, seamless and sustainable way to shop. The opportunity to begin shopping smarter is available exclusively to members of the UC Berkeley community with a current berkeley.edu email address. Download the Ziploop app today to unlock your pre-loaded high value offers from Cal Rec Sports, Cal Athletics, Under Armour, ASUC Dining, and other selected campus and community partners!