Sigma Pi games raise money for local charity
February 28, 2011 —
There were many participants in the 16th annual Pi Games competition, hosted by Sigma Pi.
The biggest winner was the Mid Michigan Children’s Museum, which took home $1,050 in proceeds.
“It is a great time for SVSU students to come out and participate in fun events,” Sigma Pi member Dan Wingblad said. “At the same time, they are helping raise money for a good cause.”
The charity event, which was open to all students and community members, featured teams of 10 that competed in events such as basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and pie eating in the Ryder Center.
Leading up to the event, Sigma Pi members spent time setting up for the event.
“Sigma Pi members spend their time weeks in advance collecting donations and receiving sponsorship from local companies,” Wingblad said.
With the help of local companies that donated items such as merchandize, coupons and gift certificates, participants were able to take home prizes. This year’s winner was team “Player Haters United Cody and Kevin.”
In its 16 years of existence, Sigma Pi has raised more than $30,000 for charities including the Salvation Army of Saginaw and the Saginaw United Way.
This years’ event attracted the most teams and most sponsorships in three years.