CHEYENNE, Wyo - Mark your calendars! Friday Food Bag foundation is hosting Friday Food Bag Kickoff For Kids.
Kickoff For Kids event is Friday, November 9 at Little America. It will start at 6 with cocktail hour, dinner will follow at 6:30pm. Former Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan will be the keynote speaker and will make his address at 7:30. A local band Boom Twang will then take the stage for an evening of live music and dancing.
Shanahan is best known for his 13-year tenure as head coach of the Denver Broncos, during which he led the Broncos to Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998. During his time in Denver, Shanahan led the Broncos to a 138-86 record and three AFC West Division titles.
If you are interested in attending the event, there are multiple ways to do so. You can purchase a single or double ticket for $100-$175 or a table, prices of tables range from $2,000 to $10,000. The $10,000 option gives you one-on-one time with coach Shanahan.
To purchase tickets you can call 307-274-1563 or 307-630-5395.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Friday Food Bag Foundation program. Friday Food Bag Program works with the community to provide nutritious, non-perishable bags of food every Friday to children in Laramie County School Districts 1 and 2, who receive free or reduced meals at school.
Currently, 43 percent of all kids in Laramie County School Districts 1 and 2 receive free,or reduced breakfast and lunch at school, and due to current Friday Food Bag Program funding, only 15 percent of students receiving free or reduced meals are given a Food Bag on Fridays during the school year.
Last year the Friday Food Bag Foundation provided 822 food bags per week during the school year at a cost of over $150,000.
All ordering, purchasing, unpacking and filling is done by volunteers. Volunteers also deliver Friday Food Bags to the participating schools each week for distribution. High school students volunteer to fill and deliver bags for their own schools.
Thanks to help from volunteers and sponsors, the Friday Food Bag Foundation can prepare each bag at a cost of $5 per bag.
For more information on the Kickoff For Kids event check out the interview from the morning show.