Gameday Tailgate Benefits Haiti

9 years 9 months 1 week ago Sunday, September 26 2010 Sep 26, 2010 Sunday, September 26, 2010 4:04:18 AM CDT September 26, 2010 in News

COLUMBIA - The Sunrise Southwest Rotary Club hosted a Missouri football tailgate today benefiting Haiti.

The club sold tickets for an 'all you can eat buffet' for $20. Barbecue, desserts and Haitian beans and rice were available.

Proceeds from the event benefit Haiti, which has been an emphasis of the rotary club's international efforts since its inception three years ago.

According to Kerrie Bloss, secretary of the Sunrise Southwest Rotary Club, Haiti has always had a strong connection with the club.

"One of our club members is actually from Haiti, and that's where his family is from. So three years ago, our club started, and we were trying to figure out where we wanted to put our international efforts with rotary, and we decided on Haiti. Since we had a personal tie to it, it would be a good place to do so," said Bloss.

Nearly $15,000 has been raised for Haiti in the past three years. Bloss says they plan to host another tailgate benefiting Haiti next year.

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