Phi Tau Raises Nearly $3,500 for Charity

Members of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity celebrate after the Cookout for Kids. All totaled, the group raised nearly $3,500 for the SeriousFun Children’s Network.

Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity conducted its annual Cookout for Kids, April 5, and achieved record numbers in both meals sold and dollars raised.
Members of the fraternity sold 531 sack lunches for $5 each. Between sales from the lunches and donations from individuals and local businesses, the group secured $3,477.42 for the SeriousFun Children’s Network. The national philanthropy for Phi Tau, the SeriousFun Children’s Network, is a global community of 30 camps and programs that offers free recreational experiences to children with serious illnesses. These services are provided at no cost to the families.
In an effort to prepare and sell as many meals as possible, Phi Tau members worked with area businesses to secure donations and keep their costs low. Among those businesses making in-kind contributions to the Cookout for Kids were Smithfield Foods, the Wooden Nickel, Hy-Vee and Walmart. Several other businesses made financial contributions, including: Kirksville Motor Company; Sonny’s Collision Center; Galt Speak; Heritage House Realty; Peters Heating and Air Conditioning; Woody’s Tire and Auto; North Kansas City Electric; Forethought Travel LLC; Earl T. Burton, agent, New York Life Ins. Co.; Kirksville Pharmacy; Rapture Hair Salon; Holiday Inn Express; Kirksville Country Club; Hampton Inn; Vicki Benson and RE/MAX Home Team; the Benson Law Firm LLC; and Pepsi-Cola Memphis Bottling Co. Inc.
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