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Public Invited to “Cheer On” Their Favorite Chefs at the
Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl’s Built Ford Tough Tailgate Party
Thursday, October 11
Held at Palm Beach Outlets Mall, the Tailgate-inspired Culinary Fest
Will Benefit Spirit of Giving and
Its Holiday Gift Drive That Brings Holiday Magic to 4,000 in Palm Beach County
Boca Raton, FL (September 28, 2018) – As college football teams are vying to be bowl-eligible, fans in Palm Beach County are heading to “cheer” on their community at the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl’s Built Ford Tough Tailgate Party on Thursday, October 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Palm Beach Outlets Mall, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL. Sponsored by South Florida Ford, there will be plenty of tailgate-inspired tastings “served up” by restaurant and hotel chefs and mixologists and meet-and-greet opportunities with ESPN on-air personalities who will be on site and broadcasting live. The evening benefits Spirit of Giving’s and its annual year-end holiday gift drive that benefits more than 4,000 in Palm Beach County.
Held in countdown to Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl, this pride-rallying fundraising event offers up a casual, laid back networking evening. Guests are encouraged to come out wearing their alma mater or favorite college team’s colors and jerseys to mix-and-mingle with fellow college football fans and community partners.
As one of the lead-in events for the Fifth Annual Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl, the chefs enjoy a friendly competition on tailgate classics ranging from sides and entrees to beverages and desserts. Guests get to cast their own votes for the “People’s Choice” designation.
Chefs on the roster hail from:
- Applebee’s Grill & Bar
- Bloomer’s Frose
- Ceasar’s Famous Ribs & BBQ
- Five Guys
- Lime Fresh Mexican Grill
- Palm Beach Gardens Marriott
- PGA National Resort & Spa
- Protect the Revenue Whiskey
- Tucker Duke’s
- Twin Peaks
“When you combine Ford, football, fun, food and fundraising for a meaningful cause, your ‘game play’ delivers on so many levels,” notes Doug Mosley, executive director of the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl that is set to kick off on Tuesday, December 18 at FAU Stadium. “Can’t wait to see what’s cooking for this year’s outdoor tailgate fest at the Palm Beach Outlets Mall as we raise funds for our Bowl’s charity partner Spirit of Giving.
Tickets to the 2018 Built Ford Tough Tailgate Party are $25 per person online and at the door; price includes all chef and restaurant tastings, music, and beer, wine and soft drinks. To purchase tickets, visit Spirit of Giving at www.spiritofgivingnetwork.orgor call 561-385-0144.
About the Boca Raton Bowl:
The Boca Raton Bowl is one of 41 postseason college bowl games in the country and the only one hosted in Palm Beach County. Featuring all the pomp and circumstance of traditional bowl events, the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl is a high-energy, entertaining experience for both college football fans and non-fans alike and allows the national spotlight to shine on Boca Raton and Palm Beach County. This year, the fifth annual bowl game will have primary tie-ins for teams from Conference USA and the American Athletic Conference with the Mid-American Athletic Conference having a secondary tie-in. The team from Conference USA will make its headquarters at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and the American Athletic Conference team will be at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.
This bowl game first ‘touched down’ in 2014 and has since aired live annually on ESPN throughout the U.S., as well as on international affiliates in South America, the Caribbean, Australia and Europe as well as on ESPN Radio. As one of 14 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, this year’s bowl game is once again held on the Tuesday before Christmas. The event has become a celebrated annual holiday tradition in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County as it lives up to its other name, ‘Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party’.” Bowl week activities will begin with the arrival of the participating teams on Friday, Dec. 14. Days, times and sites for the team welcome parties, beach parties, luncheon, pep rallies and other bowl week activities will be released at a later date. For more info, visit www.CheribundiBocaRatonBowl.com.
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