Quirky Event Crowns Mr. McCombs and Raises Money
The Daily Texan
"Mr. McCombs Pageant Presents Talent, Supports Food Bank"
Feb. 13, 2012
On Friday, Feb. 10 ten male Mccombs students represented their McCombs-affiliated organization in the 2012 Mr. McCombs Pageant. Each student competed in swimwear, Q&A and talent portions in front of 450 attendees.
The talent portion included a Powerpoint stand-up comedy routine from winner Jordan Ripley, Mr. Honors Business Association. But Mr. Delta Sigma Pi, Jonathan Coneby, may have stolen the show when he proposed to his girlfriend during his acoustic guitar performance.
The event was fun for a good cause-- it raised over 4,150 cans of food and $750 for the Capital Area Food Bank.
Mr. Hispanic Business Student Association Irving Calderon was voted Mr. Congeniality, thanks in part to his organization's contribution of more than 1,300 cans.
The Daily Texan attended the event and described the postive impact it had on the Capital Area Food Bank.
John Turner, senior director of marketing and branding at the Capital Area Food Bank, said he thinks the efforts of McCombs are going a long way to help Texans in need of food.
“Events like ‘Mr. McCombs’ have a great impact and it’s a fun way to raise support and awareness,” Turner said. “Every little thing counts and helps us put food on hungry peoples’ tables.”
Turner said hunger is a significant issue for Texans and encourages any events that alleviate the problem.
“With the economy the way it is, people need assistance purchasing food more than ever. One-in-five Central Texans are at risk of hunger,” Turner said. “That’s why events like this are so helpful and make such a big difference.”