What could be better than consuming vast quantities of barbecue for a good cause?

The Melissa cross country squad is hoping that answer is "nothing."

The Melissa cross country athletes, coaches and parents will be hosting a BBQ fundraiser on Sunday, July 7 at the Melissa Fire Department from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"Come by all the ribs, brisket, and pork shoulder you can eat," Coach Michal Bardgett said. "The barbecue is provided by Chuck’s Wagon BBQ. Come out for some tasty barbecue and save yourself from the kitchen this Sunday."

All proceeds go to the two-time state qualifying girls cross country team, which will be attending a running camp in Colorado later in the summer. And if you find that you need somethign a bit on the colder side Kona Ice will also be selling sno-cones with 20 percent of all proceeds going to the team.