Oct. 17, 2023
Happy Homecoming to Tigers everywhere! In addition to favorite traditions like campus decorations, the parade or the Mizzou Football game at Memorial Stadium, there are many ways we show our spirit by giving back during the Homecoming season.
Already this year, Tiger Food Fight nearly tripled the previous donation record by collecting 132,597 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri, which benefits Tiger Pantry on campus. The Mizzou community also gave 4,744 units of blood as part of the Homecoming Blood Drive, potentially saving more than 14,000 lives. This is the event’s 40th anniversary, and it remains one of the country’s largest student-run blood drives. For our annual Homecoming Day of Service, more than 850 students generously volunteered more than 1,700 hours across the Columbia community.
Alumni can also support the future of Mizzou Homecoming through the Homecoming Endowment, and the Mizzou Alumni Association is still looking for dedicated Homecoming Ambassadors to help track event attendance and show why our traditions are the best in the nation. Of course, we also need everyone to show up and roar loudly on Saturday as the Tigers take on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.
I’m proud of what our community has accomplished, and I look forward to celebrating with you throughout the week.