A fundraising event for the 'Watch D.O.G.S. Dads' initiative will be held this Wednesday night in Hannibal.

The fundraiser, to be held at Oakwood Elementary School gives the public a chance to meet UFC Hall of Famer Dan “The Beast” Severn. Admission is $10 from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. with all proceeds benefiting the program.

Watch D.O.G.S. Dads is an initiative to get all dads, step-dads, and father figures into the school systems to make a positive impact on youth who may be missing out on valuable interaction with a male influence in their life. Dads will spend entire days in school checking outer perimeter doors, interacting with students in the classrooms, during recess, and lunch.

Call 573-795-6666 to get further information.