SAUK RAPIDS -- They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and today (Thursday) at Sauk Rapids-Rice high school it was served in a different way.

Several students and the Tanner's Team Foundation teamed up to serve over 900 students Ice Cream in honor of International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.

"So the kids decided they wanted to have an event at the school this year. We said you come up with an idea and we'll run with it and this is what they came up with," says Tanner's Team Foundation President John Fuls.

Sauk Rapids-Rice High School Principal Eric Martens says when the idea was first brought to him he was happy to try and make it work.

"I am always encouraging the students and excited to try something new and different, so with this we just had to take some time to work it out and put the logistics in place," says Martens.

The students got together yesterday (Wednesday) to scoop out enough ice cream for the entire student body. Fuls says while the ice cream is fun, the event is also meant to bring awareness to childhood cancer.

"That's what today is all about, it's not just about Tanner (his son) who past away but rather it's about the children still fighting cancer and who have won their battle with cancer," says Fuls.

Martens says he was amazed by the success and wouldn't mind bringing the event back again next year.

The Tanner's Team Foundation will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser in honor of Tanner's birthday April 3rd at Rollie's.


Sauk Rapids-Rice students serve ice cream to entire student body. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)