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Mayors of Nixa and Ozark challenge each other in food drive

Post Date:08/28/2019 11:21 AM

An old rivalry is heating up again - for a good cause. On September 20th, Ozark will host Nixa for the annual “Back Yard Brawl” high school football game. In support of the game, each year Least of These holds a food drive known as “Can the Tigers/Can the Eagles”. The team that raises the most food donations for Least of These is named the winner.

To raise the stakes this year, Nixa Mayor Brian Steele and Ozark Mayor Rick Gardner have added an additional challenge to this fundraiser. Each mayor will be raising funds for Least of These through a donation button on their mayoral Facebook pages. The donations will be counted towards their respective teams’ food drive. The mayor who wins the challenge by raising the most funds for Least of These by kickoff of the Backyard Brawl will be deemed Champion Mayor of the Backyard Brawl (until the next Backyard Brawl) and the losing mayor will have to bestow the championship belt to the winning mayor at his next Chamber of Commerce meeting following the game.

Mayors Steele and Gardner wish to encourage the Nixa and Ozark communities to donate money in support of the “Can the Tigers/Can the Eagles” food drive, because for every dollar donated, Least of These is able to stretch it to buy 10 dollars-worth of food.


Anyone can visit Mayor Steele’s Facebook page to make a donation: