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Cord Claffey smashes car for charityHaving a "Smashing" Good Time for Charity

Finance senior, Cord Claffey, triumphantly holds the back bumper that he knocked off the car.

The Associated Business Student Council (ABSC) held its fourth annual "Car Smashing" event on March 26, 2013 on the Campanile Walkway in front of Hepner Hall.


Participants were given the opportunity to take a sledge hammer, a baseball bat or a golf club to swing against a junked car in order to raise money for Dollars for Scholars Friends of Cal-SOP chapter. Rates were $5 for three swings or $10 for unlimited smashing.

This year 64 students, faculty and staff smashers – including the dean of the college, Dr. Michael Cunningham – raised $555 toward providing a scholarship to a deserving high school senior from either San Diego or Imperial Valley who demonstrates both a financial need and an outstanding academic record.

Alex DeNoble Smashing car for charity 
Dr. Alex DeNoble, director of the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, clobbers what's left of the trunk lid.
Mike Cunningham smashing car for charity
College of Business dean, Dr. Michael Cunningham, takes his turn at smashing.