A tailgate fundraiser event on October 18 will help to raise money for projects abroad. The Wyoming Cowboys face the San Jose State Spartans on October 18, and people in Laramie will have the chance to purchase food for a cause leading up to the game.

The event, called Breaking Borders Octoberfest, is one way people can help the University of Wyoming Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Volunteers will be serving up Bratwurst and providing refreshments for the cause. The event will take place before the game and maybe even into the beginning of the game if possible.

Engineers Without Borders will host the event to raise money for ongoing projects.

“Volunteers of the student chapter will be out there cooking the food, greeting people, and explaining different aspects of the two programs that we’re running,” says Engineers Without Borders member Matthew Love.

One program involves helping at risk children in Kenya, many of whom have been orphaned. The project would help in building a dormitory to keep the children safe.

Another program involves water distribution in Guatemala. This project helps a community in Guatemala with a broken water system get clean and flowing water.

Love says the goal is to raise $3000 or more to help in the completion of these programs.