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REF NO.: 258

SUBJECT: Engineering Student Society raises thousands for charity with Pi Throw 2005

DATE: March 17,2005

The Engineering Student Society 'B' raised about $2,500 for the Janeway Children's Foundation with their first Pi Throw. VP External Nicole Lynch says the amount more than exceeded their expectations. The society had hoped to raise about $1,500 but, she says, the response was excellent.

“Most people who were ‘pied’ thought it was very funny and paid to buy the pie or had it redirected to someone else. One of my locations was Husky Energy and I made more than $200 there. I was there for about an hour-and-a-half because people kept redirecting pies to their co-workers. I got 10 redirections on just one pie! It was a lot of fun.”

Rules for Pi Throw 2005 went something like this: For $10 someone could buy a pie and have it delivered to anyone in St. John’s and Mount Pearl. If you received a pie from someone you could take the pie in the face, buy the pie for $20, redirect the pie for $10, or choose not to participate. Ms. Lynch says she’s hoping next year’s students will keep this going and make it an annual event. Although, she says a different charity will likely be chosen every year.

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For more information, please contact Michelle Osmond, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, (709) 737-8287or mosmond@engr.mun.ca.

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