PHOTOS: Pitt takes over Kennywood for the day

Around 2,000 people showed up for Staff Council's 27th annual Pitt Day at Kennywood, despite the high temperatures on July 15.

In addition to the park's rides and lunch in the pavilion, the day included face painting, giant lawn games, BeFit Pitt activity stations, bingo, raffles and a visit from Kenny Kangaroo.

  • Dancing at Kennywood
    BeFit Pitt activities including dancing at the large pavilion at Kennywood. (Don Henderson | University of Pittsburgh)
  • Facepainting at Pitt Day
    Casandra Emmert-Lum has her face painted as dad Gengkon Lum (Computational and Systems Bio) watches in the background. (Aimee Obidzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
  • Kids and Kenny Kangaroo
    Carlie Elliott (left, daughter of Pitt staff member Amy Elliott) and friend Racquel Broda get their picture taken with Kenny Kangaroo. (Aimee Obidzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
  • Playing a giant Connect 4
    John and Brian Sebunia play a giant Connect 4 with mom Theresa Sebunia. (Don Henderson/University of Pittsburgh)
  • Face painting fun
    Aiden DeVan (grandnephew of Camille Burgess, Katz Graduate School of Business) shows off his painted face with mother Saunseiarae DeVan. (Don Henderson/University of Pittsburgh)
  • Couple check out raffle items
    Husband and wife Martin Irwin (groundskeeping) and Cheryl Irwin (social work) check out raffle items. (Aimee Obidzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
  • Kenny Kangaroo
    Visitors to the Pitt pavilion at Kennywood were greeted by Kenny Kangaroo. (Aimee Obidzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
  • In the food line at Kennywood
    John Erdeljac, Heather Erdeljac and Shane Erdeljac, 10, pick up lunch in the pavilion. (Aimee Obidzinski/University of Pittsburgh)
  • Crowd at the pavilion
    Pitt Day at Kennywood drew a big crowd. (Don Henderson/University of Pittsburgh)
  • Raffle prizes
    A variety of raffle prizes were offered to lucky Pitt Day attendees. (Don Henderson/University of Pittsburgh)
  • Cousins at Kennywood
    Ashley and Aja Wilkerson at Pitt Day at Kennywood. (Don Henderson/University of Pittsburgh)