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Chemistry Club Hosts Ping Pong Drop Fundraiser

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December 03, 2016

University of Detroit Mercy's Chemistry Club will once again offer an exciting way to give back this holiday season, with its ULTIMATE Liquid Nitrogen Pong event on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Engineering High Bay. Sign-up will be available at 1:30 p.m.

Chem Club Ping Pong

To take part in the ULTIMATE Liquid Nitrogen Pong event, the Club is asking students and faculty to purchase $1 Solo cups. Participants can place their purchased cups on the ground around a trashcan as they watch 1,500 balls explode into the air using liquid nitrogen. Contestants have a chance of catching one of the designated ping pong balls in their cup to win a cash prize.

“I think this gives a new, exciting way to look at chemistry,” said junior biochemistry student Sabina Kurtovic, Chemistry Club member and lead chair of this event. “Many may think chemistry is just mixing chemicals and calculating results, but it can be so much more exciting. It is a once in a life time opportunity to watch 1,500 ping pong balls explode out of a trash can!”

The club will be donating 50 percent of their earnings to Mittens for Detroit, an organization that works to keep everyone warm during this harsh winter. A $25 donation allows the organization to supply five people in Detroit with new mittens.

Mittens for Detroit, founded by Detroit 187 actress Erin Cummings, is a charity whose sole purpose is to collect, purchase and distribute new mittens and gloves to children and adults in the city of Detroit.
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