Event Overview

Penny Wars is a terrific way to bring the fun and competition out for your campaign event.  This event can run anywhere from a week to a month, or even longer.  It turns everyone's spare change into charity donations by pitting teams of employees against each other.

This contest needs to be done in person and is best in a single building.

What you'll need to run this event

Before Event

  1. Choose the point system for your competition as well as the dates it will run (check out this example to see how it all works)
  2. Decide how you want to split up teams (office vs. office, dept. vs. dept., etc.)
  3. Decide prize for winning team
  4. Outreach to advertise event to all possible attendees
  5. Sign up volunteers for support (setup, cleanup, accepting payment, etc.)
  6. Get secure containers to house change (water jugs or other see-through containers are good)

During and After Event

  1. Make sure to have someone who manages all the change for each team so that employees can easily get change to play the game
  2. Make periodic email announcements to participate
  3. Make final calculations and announce winning team and charity
  4. Complete Event Report Form
    1. 2 volunteers count cash and checks, initial/record on event report form
    2. estimate total # of participants
  5. Find SECU branch near you to get FREE cashier check for cash amount
    1. If unable to get the same day as event, lock up cash/checks overnight
  6. Mail cashier check to SECC

What you'll get from the SECC for running this event

The SECC will provide the following:

  • $25 gift card for first place prize. (***Use request form below***)

***For supplies delivery, please fill out request at least 7 biz days before event.  Pickup of supplies available in Durham until day before event***