The Kappa Sigma fraternity and Seven Sushi will be hosting Sushi for Soldiers at the Kappa house located at 1220 S 6th street from noon to 7 p.m. on Nov. 9. In the past, the event focused on the university and students, but this year it has been extended to serve the greater Bozeman community. Sushi for Soldiers was started by Dan Sweet, a brother at Kappa Sigma as well as a part of the fraternity’s philanthropy chair. It serves as the fraternity’s philanthropy event raising money for Warriors in Quiet Waters, a local foundation that brings combat veterans to Bozeman and tries to help them with reintegration through fly fishing.
To that end, there are several ways to contribute to the cause at Sushi for Soldiers. “We’re going to be selling sushi, t-shirts and we’ll be doing raffle prizes too,” Sweet said . T-shirts will have the Sushi for Soldiers logo and raffle winners will receive gift cards to various restaurants around Bozeman. The goal for the event is to raise enough money to sponsor a veteran’s entire trip with Warriors in Quiet Waters. All told, it costs about $6,500 dollars to sponsor a veteran for a weeklong fly fishing trip. This includes new fishing gear, float trips on award winning rivers, instruction from world-class experts, home cooked meals and lodging for the stay. Last year, Soldiers for Sushi brought in $3500. This year however, Kappa Sigma has already raised $3000 dollars through sponsorships from local businesses. And with a larger crowd expected at this year’s event, Sweet is hopeful that they can meet their goal.
Seven will be providing the food for the event, and some of the rollers are actually brothers in Kappa Sigma as well. For those familiar with Seven’s menu, fryers will also be on site to make the restaurant’s popular Jaw Dropper, a tempura-fried roll filled with crawfish, cream cheese, avocado and mango. If you like (or love) sushi or would simply like to help out a good cause, then set aside November 9th and head on down to Soldiers for Sushi.