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Design the Next #FreeHugs Postcard!

Design the Next #FreeHugs Postcard!

Are you a creative person? Does your art dazzle, amaze, and inspire? Do you want the opportunity to have your original design travel across the country? We have an exciting opportunity for you! Here’s the run down: Swift Kick loves free hugs. We want to spread that love as far as it can go. We’re asking you to create a postcard that shows our friends what free hugs means to us. Every year, Swift Kick asks its awesome community to submit designs for a chance to be featured as our next Free Hugs Postcard artist. Anyone can enter! Once submissions are closed, one person with out-of-this-world creativity will be selected. Could you be the chosen one? Steps to enter the Free Hugs Postcard Contest: 1. Apply Send your name, university name, email address, and examples of your designs to melissa@swiftkickhq.com by […]

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Top 10 Things To Do with Your Residents or Roommates During a SNOW DAY!

Top 10 Things To Do with Your Residents or Roommates During a SNOW DAY!

Almost everyone gets snow days. If you do not, I am so sorry. Snow days are personally my favorite days! The weather is cool, there are fun activities to do, and most importantly, NO SCHOOL!!! I think of snow days as “mental health days”. Everyone needs a day off every now and then. So just relax and don’t do work. I thought up some amazing and fun things to do on a snow day. I highly recommend taking the time and taking advantage of these tips for a fun and relaxing day. Sleep in Encourage your residents to take an extra hour or two of sleep if they seem to not get enough. It is always nice to catch up on sleep that no college student ever gets. Go sledding Ahh, the beauty of team building. Go ahead and take some […]

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The Holiday Hugging Workout

The Holiday Hugging Workout

Holiday Hugging! Well look what we have here…the holidays and tons of holiday hugging. When did they sneak up on us? If you’re just as confused as we are about the new year being right around the corner, fear not. Swift Kickers and exercise extraordinaires, Jake and Melissa, have a preview of some of the workouts they’ll be doing to welcome 2017 to improve their serious and energetic hugging game. From weighted exercises to body weight exercises that make you feel like a boss, these two have got you covered for a sweat sesh you never planned for but always wanted. Maybe your goals are different and you don’t want to be the best hugger. While Melissa and Jake might not understand that, there will still be lots of food, desserts and champagne toasts. And we need healthy (huggers) in […]

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Tom was on TV About the Hugging World Record!

Tom was on TV About the Hugging World Record!

Roses are red, Violets are blue. Hugs are free, For me and you! On Thursday, November 3, we hosted Student Free Hugs Day.  Thank you to the College of DuPage for hosting the attempt at breaking a world record for the most number of hugs in one minute. It was an honor for Tom to do this at his alma mater, especially during Free Hugs Day. It is always a pleasure to interact with our community in amazing events like this one. Breaking a world record was just the cherry on top. 🙂 Ch-ch-check it out! #TeamHuman

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That’s a Wrap on Free Hugs Day 2016!

That’s a Wrap on Free Hugs Day 2016!

Another Free Hugs Day is in the books! Over 30,000 hugs were pledged with over 40 schools. Thank YOU, the Swift Kick community, for an amazing day. Check out some Free Hugs facts and videos from this years event:   Swift Kick’s official video Bridgewater State University Texas Tech Want in on more fun? Keep an eye out for Random Acts of Kindness Day on April 13th!

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FREE HUGS! Photo Recap From Cedar Crest College and Kutztown University

FREE HUGS! Photo Recap From Cedar Crest College and Kutztown University

Thank you to every human out there that participated Free Hugs Day 2016! We are so proud of you for spreading the love around your campuses world wide. Stay tuned for a final wrap up video of 2016 Free Hugs day. I wanted to attach some pictures taken at Kutztown University and Cedar Crest College, both colleges of which I currently attend, and how they participated in #FreeHugs16.     Again, thank you to all of our participants. We couldn’t have a successful day like yesterday without each and every one of you. Until next time, have an amazing day!

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Did We Just Break a Hugging World Record?! #FreeHugs16 Half-Time

Did We Just Break a Hugging World Record?! #FreeHugs16 Half-Time

This year, Free Hugs Day has been extra special. We just watched, live on Facebook, Tom and our amazing Intern Jake each attempt to break a DIFFERENT hugging world record at the same time, in different places. Check out the live feeds to find out if they did it… Jake at Bridgewater State University -2000 hugs in one hour So close – Jake and his team got 800 hugs in that hour. So so close. We are so proud of the energy and joy Jake brought to BSU. That was so much fun to watch! Tom at College of DuPage – 80 hugs by one person in 1 minute It looks like he did it! Tom broke a hugging world record! The official verdict will be take some time to be reviewed by the Guinness Book of World Records, but […]

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4 Excuses You Can’t Use for Not Participating in Free Hugs Day

4 Excuses You Can’t Use for Not Participating in Free Hugs Day

Are you ready for Free Hugs Day?! Many of you will be nodding your heads saying, “YES! LET ‘S DO THIS!” Others might not have a clue. And yet, others (and this post is for you) might be making excuses as to why you can’t run a Free Hugs Day on your campus. Here are some excuses we simply won’t accept:   I don’t have time to hug people. 6 seconds, people. That’s all it takes. You can spend 5 minutes in between classes holding your sign in the hallway. It will still make an impact. In fact, stand in the doorway and greet people with Free Hugs as they come into class. I don’t have people to hug. That’s the fun of it. Just hold up the sign. People will come to you. They won’t be able to help it. I don’t […]

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[Infograph] How to Host the Best Free Hugs Day on Campus #FreeHugs16

[Infograph] How to Host the Best Free Hugs Day on Campus #FreeHugs16

Before you can get to that moment where someone you don’t know bounds across the quad to give you a HUGE hug, you have to have a plan. So we made a handy dandy infograph to show you how Free Hugs Day is done. Hugs, here we come! Why host a Free Hugs Day? Swift Kick wants to help you build a campus culture where everyone feels welcome, connected, and engaged. The International Student FREE HUGS Day is a great way to do just that. When a student who is “meh” about being involved sees someone with a Free Hugs sign, they can’t help but wonder what’s going on. And if they hug you, then that’s even better!  It’s one thing for one school/group to run their own FREE HUGS Campaign, it’s another thing for 100s of schools/groups and 10,000s of students to […]

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3 Ways That Schools Are Prepping for #FreeHugs16

3 Ways That Schools Are Prepping for #FreeHugs16

Less than a week until students across the country, and some borders, will all be standing around their campus with Free Hugs signs! This year, some schools went all out to prepare for 11/3. Ch-ch-check it out!   This Geo-Filter at TAMIU This #FreeHugs16 Captains Army at Loyola University of Maryland   This Mascot World Record Announcement at Bridgewater State University So what are you doing to prepare for #FreeHugs16? Share with us in the comments! And, if you haven’t signed up yet and pledged your hugs….go go go!  

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