Husker fans recently celebrated a record-breaking victory for Omaha youth and families who struggle to meet their basic needs.

The Completely KIDS Guild-sponsored Big Red Tailgate event on Sept. 14 at the Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center raised more than $275,000 for Completely KIDS, an Omaha nonprofit that addresses the needs of the child through youth development, nutrition, academic and family programs.

More than 360 Husker fans and Completely KIDS supporters joined 2012 Honorary Chairs Deb and Bruce Grewcock. Travis Justice, morning show host at KXNO Radio out of Des Moines, served as the emcee for the evening, which included cocktails and a traditional tailgate menu of barbecued chicken, marinated beef skewers, sweet and white potatoes, apple coleslaw and homemade Husker frosted sugar cookies. Cocktail hour included a silent auction, and dinner was followed by entertainment from kids in the CK Field Club program, and a live auction, auctioneered by Jeff Post.

The Completely KIDS Guild is a group of volunteer women that supports the mission of Completely KIDS by organizing two annual fundraising events – Big Red Tailgate and a spring Author Luncheon. Brenda Christensen is the 2012 Guild president.

For more information about Completely KIDS or the Completely KIDS Guild, call (402) 397-5809 or visit