Ultimate Frisbee Teams Throw Pizzas Across Comm. Ave, Receive Crazy Dough’s Sponsorship
This year’s Marathon Monday showed valiant feats from race runners, but it also brought out unlikely heroic performances from both Boston College’s Women’s and Men’s Club Ultimate Frisbee teams. Standing on the Brighton-side corner of Commonwealth Ave. and Lake St., members of the squads threw Crazy Dough’s pizza to hungry patrons standing on the other side of the marathon route.
Captain of the Women’s team, Pep Roni (MCAS ’22), said that she came up with the idea to toss pizzas during practice. “We were going through our warmup and I had hardly anything to eat that day. Like, just breakfast potatoes from Lower and a banana from the Rat. Every time I caught the disc, all I could think about was a large buffalo chicken pie. Then it hit me: we could literally throw pizzas if we wanted to.”
With the marathon coming up, Roni realized that she and her club could help Crazy Dough’s maintain business despite the road closure. When approached by Roni with the plan, the owner of Dough’s did not hesitate to entertain it. “What could be crazier than a bunch of college-age folks hurling pizzas across the Boston Marathon? Crazy is what we’ve built our brand on. I couldn’t turn Pep’s offer down,” he said.
After getting the green light from the owner of Dough’s, Roni knew that she needed to get as many hands on deck as possible. She sent a text to Veggie Dude (CSOM ’22), captain of the Men’s Club Ultimate Frisbee team, to ask if his team could offer a few handlers. He was initially skeptical but eventually got on board. “I didn’t want to say yes at first because I knew I’d have a few beers in me, but then I remembered I play almost every club game drunk.”
Roni’s completely altruistic proposition turned out to be rewarding for both clubs. On Tuesday, Crazy Dough’s announced that it would sponsor the teams through the 2026-27 season.
At press time, some marathon runners who caught a flying slice in the mouth were observed hopping on Twitter and starting the hashtag “#HeartburnHill.”