The Minority Advancement Project (MAP) of Texas will be holding a shrimp boil Heritage Park in downtown Corpus Christi. The event will be held on Thursday, August 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Galvan House Courtyard located at 1581 N. Chaparral Street.

Money raised by MAP is used to help efforts to expand awareness of the the possibilities of success for minority students as well as provide for some of the needs of underprivileged children. According to Gloria Caceres, programs include field trips to different university research facilities and the state capital in Austin, coat drives for children and teens during the winter, and providing students with free books. “We want to empower them, and advocate for them to be treated with dignity and respect while broadening their opportunities and potential for success,” said Caceres in a phone interview.

The shrimp boil is expected to attract between 200 and 250 people but may bring in up to 300. Tickets are $20 per person and include food and water or sodas. Tables of ten are $300 to reserve for a group or company and will receive a mention of thanks in the program and sponsorships are also available. All donations are tax deductible. “People come after work and have a good time. It's a get together,” said Caceres, “Water Street bar and grill will be providing a bar serving beer and wine for the event.”

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the event itself. For more information on sponsorship, tables, or tickets, please call (361)883-5868 or email at