COLUMBIA - More than 400 people gathered Thursday at the Holiday Inn Select for a special dinner of spinach salad, raspberry doused cheesecake and a main course of roasted Mike Alden.
The Alzheimer's Association's Mid-Missouri Chapter held the roast of Alden, Missouri's athletic director, to raise money for research. The event included embarrassing stories from Gov. Jay Nixon; Peggy Kirkpatrick, the Central Missouri Food Bank executive director; Mario Moccia, a senior associate athletic director at Missouri before becoming Southern Illinois' athletic director in 2006; and a surprise video roast by ESPN SportsCenter anchor John Anderson.
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