Sisters of Alpha Delta Pi after a day of getting pied. Photo by Andrew James
Photo by Andrew James

If you happened to walk past the Belk Tower midday on March 13, 2014, you may have encountered a bit of confusion. Pies were being thrown at girls’ faces, all for fun and for a good cause as Alpha Delta Pi hosted their annual Pie a Pi event, benefitting the Ronald McDonald House.

Josie Moll, Philanthropy Chair for Alpha Delta Pi, explains how the event worked, “We sold pies for $1 and people could pie a sister of their choice in the face.”

Alpha Delta Pi sister Samantha Plitt shares an experience that inspired her to take part in the event, “The first time I walked into the Ronald McDonald House I saw this little kid being wheeled around. He looked so sick and helpless but when we made him breakfast he was so grateful and polite. It is things like that that make you thankful for being the one raising the money instead of needing it.”

Moll shares what her favorite part of the event is, “Since I did not get pied I really enjoyed watching my sisters get chased around and having fun with the event.”

The Ronald McDonald House charity offers housing to families who are away from home due to a child being hospitalized and provides basic medical care for families in “vulnerable” communities. There are 338 Ronald McDonald Houses in the world as well as 196 Ronald McDonald Family rooms.

Alpha Delta Pi will also host a cycling event to benefit the Ronald McDonald House on March 20, 2014 at 8:15 p.m.

Andrew James is a Senior Communication Studies major and Journalism minor. He has worked for the Niner Times in the news and video departments since his freshman year at UNC Charlotte. After college, Andrew aspires to be a television news reporter. Outside of school, Andrew enjoys running and hiking in the mountains.