This and the Fifth Annual Tailgate-inspired Great Chefs Showcase in Boca Raton on November 5
Benefit Spirit of Giving and Its Holiday Gift Drive That Brings Holiday Magic to 4,000 in Palm Beach County
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 Boca Raton Bowl’s Tailgate Party Presented by FPL on Thursday, October 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach Outlets Mall, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL. There will be plenty of tailgate-inspired tastings served up by popular 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 the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl, this annual 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 sixth annual Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl, the chefs enjoy a friendly competition of their own “takes on tailgate classics” ranging from sides and entrees to beverages and desserts. Guests get to cast their own votes for the “People’s Choice” award.
Chefs, brew masters and mixologists on the roster hail from*:
- Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill + Bar
- Ceasar’s Famous Ribs
- Citrus Distillers
- CW Kitchen & Bar
- Fling Craft Cocktails
- Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox
- Morton’s The Steakhouse
- Twin Peaks
- Garden Grille at Hilton Garden Inn
- Outside the Box Food Truck and Catering
*Subject to change
This year, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), the presenting sponsor of the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl’s Tailgate Party, and the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl are teaming up to showcase and support talented robotics teams across South Florida throughout the 2019 college football season. Robotics teams across the county are at work building or modifying existing robots that will compete against each other to kick a field goal. The winning team will be awarded a $5,000 grant, courtesy of FPL, and the opportunity to be featured on field during the 2019 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl game to showcase their robot kicking a field goal through the uprights. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Robotics Program’s participating teams.
“When you combine FPL, 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 Boca Raton Bowl that is set to kick off on Saturday, December 21 at 3:30 p.m. 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 2019 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl’s Tailgate Party Presented by FPLare
$25 advance purchase; $35 at door and includes all food and drink tastings, entertainment, and
open bar serving cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks. To purchase tickets, visit Spirit of Giving at www.spiritofgivingnetwork.orgor call 561-385-0144.
About the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl: 2019 Game Moves to New Day, Time and Network
After spending five years on the Tuesday evening before Christmas and being aired on ESPN, the
2019 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl will kick off in the Florida sunshine onSaturday afternoon, December 21 at 3:30 p.m. ET at FAU Stadiumand will broadcast nationally on ABC as well as on ESPN Radio and locally on ESPN 106.3 FM. The bowl gamehas conference tie-ins with teams from Conference USA, the American Athletic Conference and the Mid-American Athletic Conference.
As one of 41 postseason college bowl games in the country and one of 15 owned and operated by ESPN Events (a division of ESPN) the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl is the only one hosted in Palm Beach County. As a celebrated annual holiday tradition in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County that lives up to its other name, ‘Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party’, the event features all the pomp and circumstance of traditional bowl events. It 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. Bowl week activities will begin on Tuesday, December 17 with the arrival of the participating teams; 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.comand/or follow through social media on Facebook (Facebook.com/BocaBowl), Twitter (@BocaBowl), and Instagram (@BocaBowl).