Cookout for Kids Scheduled for April 25


Phi Kappa Tau will conduct its annual Cookout for Kids, April 25, to benefit the SeriousFun camps for children with chronic or terminal illnesses.

This year’s cookout menu includes a pulled pork sandwich or veggie burger, along with chips, a cookie and a soda or bottled water for $5. All pre-ordered meals will be delivered between 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Members will be taking orders from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 23 at a table on the Quad. Orders also can be made through April 23 by contacting Nolan McMichael.

In an effort to prepare and sell as many meals as possible, Phi Kappa Tau members have worked with area businesses to secure donations and keep their costs low. Among those making in-kind contributions to the Cookout for Kids are Smithfield Foods and the Wooden Nickel. Several other businesses have made financial contributions, including: Galt Speak; Buck Brothers Sunny Slope Auto; Meyer, McClamroch and Williams LLC; Holiday Inn Express; Day’s Inn; North Kansas City Electric; Earl T. Burton, Agent, New York Life Ins. Co.; Woody’s Tire and Auto; Benson Law Firm; Vicki Benson and RE/MAX Home Team.

Actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, a Phi Kappa Tau alumnus, founded the SeriousFun camps. They provide multiple one-week camping experiences for children who suffer from chronic and terminal illnesses that require around-the-clock care and frequent hospitalizations. The camps offer these experiences free of charge to children’s families, and it is only through contributions the camps are able to continue. One hundred percent of the profits from Cookout for Kids go to the camps.
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