The newest St. Pat’s tradition at Missouri S&T will take place for a third year in a row when faculty, staff and students volunteer to perform community service projects at locations in Phelps County as part of the “Gonzo Gives Back Day of Service.”
The volunteer groups will begin work at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 15. The event is named for the traditional Gonzo and Games that take place later that day, and consist of a series of games and sports competitions for students.
Missouri S&T will partner with the following organizations: Audubon Trails Nature Center, Camp Brim Shire, CASA of South Central Missouri, City of Rolla Fire and Rescue, Great Circle, Greentree Learning Center, H.O.P.E. House, Kaleidoscope Discovery Center, Mound Ridge Retreat and Mission Center, Phelps County Bank’s Take-a-Stand Against Child Abuse, Rolla Presbyterian Manor, Russell House, the Community Partnership Resale Shop, the Rolla Mission, and Tri-County Humane Society.
Gonzo Gives Back Day of Service is sponsored by Missouri S&T’s student life department and the St. Pat’s Celebration Committee. It is supported by the National Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council.
Gonzo Gives Back is a part of the two-week-long St. Pat’s celebration at Missouri S&T. The events will cumulate with the St. Pat’s Parade on Pine Street in downtown Rolla at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17. For more information about all St. Pat’s events, visit stpats.mst.edu.