Cookout for Kids to Raise Funds for SeriousFun Camps

Truman’s Phi Kappa Tau chapter will be conducting its 19th Annual Cookout for Kids April 15 to benefit the SeriousFun Camps for children with chronic or terminal illnesses.

The cookout menu includes barbecued half chicken or pork steak, baked beans, coleslaw, bread and a soda or bottled water for $10. Food is delivered or can be picked up between 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at 215 N. High Street. Orders can be placed until April 8 by calling 636.328.5099 or by emailing Ralph Cupelli at

SeriousFun Camps were founded by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, a Phi Tau alumnus. 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 provide these experiences free of charge to children’s families and it is only through contributions that the camps are able to continue. One hundred percent of the profits from Cookout for Kids go to the camps. In the last three years, Truman’s Phi Tau chapter has contributed more than $4,000. Chapter members also volunteer to work at the camps.

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