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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU and Local Food Bank Team Up to Help Fight Hunger

March 14th, 2012

Story Contact: Christian Basi, 573-882-4430, BasiC@missouri.edu

WHAT:
The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri will host the inaugural “Float Your Boat for the Food Bank Cardboard Regatta.” The cardboard regatta will give amateur boat builders a chance to display their boat building expertise in a contest that only allows builders to use cardboard, duct tape and glue.

The race is open to individuals, families, organizations and corporate organizations. All registration fees and sponsorships will be donated to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. At least two people must row their boat around a triangular course.

Prizes will be given to teams who place first in the race, have the best decorated boat, and have the most unusual use of cardboard. There also will be the Titanic Award given to the boat that sinks the best. Local Columbia celebrities will serve as judges for the event.

WHO:
MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri
Friends, family and businesses of the MU and Columbia community

WHEN & WHERE:
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, April 21
Phillips Lake Park, 5050 Bristol Lake Parkway
Columbia, Mo.

NOTE: Teams must register at http://floatforthefoodbank.org/index.php by March 21 to participate in the regatta. The event is free and open to the public for viewing.

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