The Great River Tiger (GRT) Chapter of the MU Alumni Association is sponsoring a Back to School Tailgate party this summer for MU students, Mizzou Alumni and friends.

The Great River Tiger (GRT) Chapter of the MU Alumni Association is sponsoring a Back to School Tailgate party this summer for MU students, Mizzou Alumni and friends.

The event will be held Friday, July 28, at Jackson Park and Golf Course in Palmyra, Mo. The tailgate starts at 5 p.m., with dinner to be served around 6:30 p.m. and a short program to follow. The speaker will be Jim Sterk, Mizzou Athletic Director.

The event is being held as a back to school sendoff party for MU students. Both incoming freshmen and current students at MU are invited to attend. The meal will be free to all MU students. A special feature of the event is that five $500 scholarships will be given away by the GRT chapter. Only those MU students in attendance will be eligible and a drawing will be held to select the winners.

All Mizzou Alumni, fans, and friends in the area are invited to attend. A pork loin meal and drinks will cost $10. Tailgate games will be available along with a silent auction. Golf is available at Jackson Park Golf Course Friday afternoon at special tailgate rates. There will also be a raffle for two tickets to the Mizzou/Florida football game during the fall, as well as a Mizzou tailgate wagon. Money raised for the event will be used for GRT scholarships in 2018.

Pre-registration is not required; tickets are available at the door. For more information, contact Al Kennett, at Kennetta@missouri.edu or 573-248-6947. The Great River Tigers Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association includes several counties in both Northeast Missouri and West Central Illinois.