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Pie throwing contest targets Camp High Hopes

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© Briar Cliff University faculty members take a pie in the face for charity. © Briar Cliff University faculty members take a pie in the face for charity.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Here's some simple math. Pies and pupils, plus professors, equals an afternoon to remember.

This edible equation is Briar Cliff's, a pie throwing contest to raise money for recently opened, Camp High Hopes. It's a not-for-profit recreational facility made for kids and adults with disabilities.

"No reason, specifically, we picked that as something that was new in the community, and something that kids could wrap their heart around," said Organizer Nancy Watson.

Here's how it works. Buy a pie for a buck and hurl it at your one favorite Briar Cliff faculty members. As you can imagine, students got into it.

"It was kind of awkward at first. I was kind of afraid at first, like what would they say. But, it's fun," said Briar Cliff Student Devin DeRocher.        

"Do you think they'll hold a grudge in the classroom?" asked Reporter Forrest Saunders.

"Oh, I hope so," said DeRocher.

Briar Cliff Football Coach Tom Rethman's whole team was there to support, or rather, splatter him. Although, he says their aim could have been better.

"None of them can seem to hit the target right now, which should be a little bit of a worry," said Rethman.

In four hours, the group raised more than $300, throwing more than 200 pies. It'll be a sweet treat for Camp High Hopes, even sweeter for those who helped out.

"Getting pied in the face, it's great," said Briar Cliff's Assistant Food Service Director Tim Goldammer. 

Briar Cliff officials say Wednesday's event was done in conjunction with National Student Day. For more info, check out the link.

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