Pi games raises funds for charity
April 23, 2007 —
Saturday afternoon Sigma Pi hosted the twelfth annual Pi Games. The events were in and around the Ryder Center. The event was held to raise money in benefit of The Salvation Army, Sigma Pi's sponsor, and ran from 1 p.m. until about 6:30 p.m in the Ryder Center.
Since the first time it was held in 1996, the games continued with nine Olympic-style events. This included basketball and volleyball tournaments, Gatorade pong, a marshmallow stuffing contest, a dodgeball game, brainscrambler, and an egg toss.
The winner of each event won prizes donated from over 55 sponsors of the SVSU community and Saginaw area.
Teams that competed in the Pi Games this year included Phi Sigma Phi, a new fraternity on campus, and the Biology Club who had won overall last year. Phi Sigma Sigma and Tau Kappa Epsilon combined to form a team. Others that competed in the games included Alpha Sigma Alpha and the newly formed dodgeball team.
The winners of this year's Pi Games was team Make it Rain consisting of captains senior Nick Frees and senior Joe Bellomo and members Rob Piroozshad, Ryan Korby, Nicole Greer, Becca Kruska, Joel Howard, Preston Bellows, and Jason Perry.
Team captain Bellomo, a history/sociology senior and fourth-time competitor was pleased with the results and the outcome of the day.
"It was a really well organized and exciting day," Bellomo said. "It was nice to see all of the teams show up for charity."
In all, 11 teams competed in the Pi Games. Each team had donations as their registration fee.
The registration fees and any other funds raised from individuals and businesses throughout the community goes to the Salvation Army, an international charitable organization based in London.
This year the Pi Games raised $1,375. It was an increase from last year's donation of $1,200.