Children put ice cream, chocolate syrup, whip cream and sprinkles atop the head of an adult man on Friday. It was for a good cause, of course.
The students of Sheehy Elementary School in Merced were challenged to raise $750 in February for "Pennies for Patients," a fundraiser to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, according to a news release.
The children found out during a rally on Friday they raised $2,802.55 in 15 days by bringing in spare change, the release said.
Their reward was to build a large sundae on the head of Principal Rogelio Gutierrez. The dessert came with -- you guessed it -- a cherry on top.
"This fun event served as a great way to promote school spirit, while the fundraiser itself supported the Merced City School District’s mission to ensure that every student not only excels academically but also builds good character and becomes a productive member of our community," the news release said.