Messy things, pie-eating contests. But when it’s for as good a cause as a Bone Marrow Drive, you bring everything from plastic trash bags to paper towels to empty stomachs.
And generous spirits.
This year’s pie-eating contest was held on Tuesday, February 27. Faculty and student contestants strode into the Spong Classroom like gladiators to the cheers of students, faculty and staff in the crowd.
As she did in 2017, Michaela Lieberman ’18 emceed the event and made sure the bidding on contestants was fierce. Bidders can help (or hinder) each competitor by adding or subtracting time (15 seconds for $2 or 60 seconds for $6). All funds raised go to Be the Match, which runs the National Bone Marrow Program.
This year’s faculty winner was Prof. Caleb Stone ’15, Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow at William & Mary’s Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic. Stone showed up wearing a pro-wrestling belt and combining the outrageous (sleeveless) shirt of Hulk Hogan with the war cry of Ric Flair.
For the second straight year, the student winner was Daniel Shin ’19.
The Law School’s Bone Marrow Drive Committee, working with the College's Alan Bukzin Memorial Bone Marrow Drive, raises money to cover the cost of tissue typing for new donors that enter the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry (for more information go to www.bethematch.org).
Other fundraisers include the Ali’s Run 5K, March Madness Free Throw Competition and the Annual Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament. The campus-wide drive is responsible for registering nearly 10,000 of the four million potential donors in the national registry.
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