Tailgate Party Presented By FPL

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Staff report

Football fans and foodies should save the date for the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl’s

Tailgate Party Presented by FPL on Oct. 17.

Held at the Palm Beach Outlets Mall, the tailgate-inspired culinary fest will benefit Spirit of Giving and its Holiday Gift Drive.

The event will feature chefs, brew masters and mixologists from across Palm Beach County. Sample bites from 6-8:30 p.m.

Guests are encouraged to attend and wear 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.

Participating chefs come from American Craft Alehouse, Ceasar’s Famous Ribs, CW Kitchen & Bar, Lynora’s, Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox, Morton’s The Steakhouse and more.

In addition to the tailgate event, Florida Power & Light Company is teaming up with the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl in another way— to showcase and support robotics teams throughout 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, Dec. 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 FPL are  $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.org or call 561-385-0144.