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Moravian's Penny Wars to Culminate in Human Sundaes

Student athletes raise funds for Habitat for Humanity

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) - The Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) at Moravian College recently sponsored a "Penny Wars" fundraiser which raised over $400 for Habitat for Humanity, Allentown Affiliate. "Penny Wars" encompassed of the following activities. A number of faculty and administrators were nominated to participate by the SAAC. Jars bearing each of their names were placed in the student center and the campus community was invited to put pennies in the jars. Points are awarded based on the number of pennies in the jar, minus the amount of other coinage and cash donated in the jar. The persons with the most points at the completion were selected to be made into "human sundaes" at halftime of the Moravian College men's basketball game against Albright on Wednesday, December 4, in Johnston Hall.

The top three participants will receive the sundae treatment at the game by getting ice cream, chocolate syrup, cherries, and wipe cream dumped on their heads. Mary Beth Sprik, women's basketball coach and assistant director of athletics at Moravian College, ranked the highest with 3588 points. Second place went to Dr. Robert (Doc) Windolph, dean of student life with 3147 points, and third place went to Dr. Robert Brill, associate professor of Psychology, with 961 points.

The Student Athletic Advisory Committee is comprised of two student athletes from each of Moravian athletic teams. The group meets regularly to discuss athletic and other campus issues and make recommendations.