‘Pies for Pat’ event raises money for nonprofit

Category:  News
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 10:49 PM
‘Pies for Pat’ event raises money for nonprofit by Dakota Palmer

Last week, the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity held a fundraiser called “Pies for Pat” where students could pay to throw a pie in the face of one of the brothers of the fraternity.

In addition, students could donate money into jars that corresponded with three faculty members: art professor Jeremy Galante, social work professor Jessica Hippely, or university President H. Fred Walker.

The faculty member who collected the most money in their jar by Thursday was pied in the face outside the student center the same day.

According to APO member Laken Enssle, Walker won by a landslide and was pied in the face by junior Tayler Moses.

The co-ed service fraternity held the event in order to raise money for its recently lost alumnus, Pat Coggins, who died in February. “He (Pat) was a brother of Alpha Phi Omega and avid sports fan,” said Enssle. “In his passing, Pat and his family requested that donations be made to an organization called Champions for Life, a nonprofit specializing in adaptive sports.”

The event raised approximately $110, and APO pledged to match up to that total.

If you are interested in joining APO or would like APO to help with a service event, please contact Enssle at le134096@scots. edinboro.edu.

Dakota Palmer is the news editor for The Spectator can be reached at eupnews.spectator@gmail.com. 

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