October 25, 2018 – Penny Wars has returned to Santa Fe College for 2018. Penny Wars is a fundraiser for the United Way of North Central Florida with all proceeds raised being donated as part of SF’s United Way Campaign.
Penny Wars pits SF students against staff members to see which team can raise the most money for the United Way of North Central Florida. The object is simple – each team gets points based on the money that gets put in their respective jars located across the Northwest Campus. Change gets a team points, while paper money takes it away.
In addition to raising funds, and in order to make things just a little more interesting, there is also the annual “pie-in-the-face” at the end of Penny Wars. If the staff wins the competition, Student Body President Alejandro Puga will receive a pie in the face courtesy of Vice President for Advancement Chuck Clemons. Should the students defeat the staff, Vice President Clemons will get the pie in the face from Student Body President Puga.
The rules of Penny Wars are simple.
- Penny = 1 Point
- Nickel = 5 Points
- Dime = 10 Points
- Quarter = 25 Points
- $1 dollar = -100 Points
- $5 dollars = -500 Points
- $10 dollars = -1000 Points
- $20 dollars = -2000 Points
Donation jars are located in the SF Bookstore, Dominos, Subway, Café 101, Building F lobby and the Building S lobby.
If you want to see Student Body President Puga get a pie in the face, put your change in Vice President Clemons jar and put your dollar bills in Mr. Puga’s. If you would rather see Vice President Clemons get the pie in the face, put your change in for Puga and bills in for Clemons.
Last year, the staff defeated the students, and Associate Director of Student Life Doug Bagby was given the honor of giving then-student body president Cale McCall the pie in the face. The students are looking for revenge, while the staff hopes to remain champions.
The war will come to an end Friday, Nov. 9 and the final totals will be revealed. The pie in the face will likely take place the following week.