December 11, 2012

Chico State's SAAC Raising Bread for a Local Bread Raiser

By Mitch Cox - Assistant Director of Athletics, Chico State

The Chico State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is teaming up with the Tin Roof Café and Bakery to help raise money for a local bread baker who was seriously injured when he was hit while riding his bike to work. On November 7, local bread baker James Brittan, better known by his nickname “Kalaka” was riding his bike to work at the Tin Roof Café and Bakery. Just a few blocks from the bakery, Kalaka was hit by a truck, breaking both of his arms and causing other injuries.

While the driver’s insurance is covering the medical expenses, Kalaka is unable to work for at least another month. With the holidays approaching, and other bills needing to be paid, co-workers of Kalaka started trying to raise money to help him and his family through this difficult time.

Both Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, at the Chico State basketball games, there will be a raffle to auction off a wonderful holiday gift basket created by the Tin Roof Cafe. Anyone purchasing $10 or more in raffle tickets will get a Chico State Wildcat tee-shirt and a 25% off coupon good at the Tin Roof Cafe. Additionally, SAAC will match the total amount raised through raffle ticket sales, doubling the amount that will benefit Kalaka and his family!