On Jan. 5, several members of pest control industry fraternity Pi Chi Omega got together at the Rack & Roll Bowling & Billiards center for a party to “Help Strike Out Campus Hunger.” The center is on campus of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., where the 84th Annual Purdue Pest Management Conference gets underway Jan. 6.
Sponsored by J.T. Eaton and Syngenta, the event, which gave attendees the chance to mingle, bowl, and enjoy pizza and drinks, helped support the Ace Campus Food Pantry. As of Sunday evening, Pi Chi Omega had raised $160 and counting.
There were several winners of the bowling event named when the event came to a close. A special “Pi Chi Omega Bowling Champ Belt” is reportedly going to be awarded during the fraternity’s membership meeting on Jan. 7, which starts at 5:15 p.m. in the Purdue Memorial Union’s West Faculty Lounge. Top honorees include:
- Best male bowler: Scott Robbins, Action Pest Control, 145
- Best female bowler: Kristin Coron, Pi Chi Omega Executive Staff, 142
- High roller team: Team 3, consisting of Brad Harbison, Pest Control Technology Magazine; James Miller, Trécé Inc.; Scott Robbins, Action Pest Control; and Terry Rosenthal, Charles Pest Control, 452
- Booby prize team: Team 2 (they know who they are), 371
Founded in 1950, Pi Chi Omega is a fraternal organization dedicated to furthering the science of pest control. Members include entomologists, pest management professionals, manufacturers, consultants, researchers, professors, students, and others dedicated to the technical side of structural pest control.
The ACE Campus Food Pantry makes food more readily available to members of the Purdue community who may be experiencing food insecurity on a consistent or inconsistent basis. All recipients need is their Purdue ID, regardless of whether they are students, faculty or staff.