Who would have thought donating to a charity could end up with an officer’s face full of pie? The spontaneous idea of hosting a coin war did just that. Eight jars were created, each one representing an officer of the UNLV DECA team. Members had the option of adding or subtracting points from officers they wanted to see pied or saved. Out of eight officers, one lucky officer had the honor of being pied at UNLV DECA’s Jeopardy Night. The proceeds went to a great cause. UNLV DECA paired up with Children’s Miracle Network to help raise funds for children’s hospitals and medical research in their continuing efforts to making children’s lives better and happier.
It was an exciting experience, both watching the member’s debate on which officers they would like to see pied and which officers they chose to save. Knowing their money was going towards a well-known, trustworthy charity such as Children’s Miracle Network was also reassuring. The success of the CMN Coin War was astonishing. Having only planned the Coin War for two days, at two different DECA events, the funds raised were tremendous. More than $170 dollars was raised within those two days for Children’s Miracle Network. In the end, it was the VP of Public Relations, Stephanie Pancho, who was the “unfortunate winner” of the CMN Coin War. But a face full of whip cream is worth it, knowing the proceeds are going to help children who truly deserve it.