We Feed Our Babies First
Pigma started as a fundraiser for spinal cord injuries, after fellow OZO fraternity Brother Danny broke his neck and has been paralysed ever since.
All the revenue from the event goes toward the Christopher and Dana Reeve foundation for research on spinal cord injuries. Money is raised primarily through the sales of t-shirts and wristbands: one that has a wristband or a t-shirt can get beer and pork all day.
In 2014, 300lbs of pork shoulder was roasted and 25 kegs of beer were tapped; 450 t-shirts and over 200 wristbands were sold; more than $2000 was raised in total. Additionally, a nonprofit organisation from the Quad Cities Area matched the first $1000, equating to a total of over $3000 raised for charity. Aside from students at Augustana College, both alumni and parents attended and helped contribute toward fundraising efforts.
For the 2014 t-shirt design, I was asked by an Augustana College and OZO alumni to illustrate an idea he had for the t-shirt that year. Once this was done, the design was passed on to other designers in the within the fraternity to further develop.