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Got Skills on the Grill? Compete in C.A.T.I.F.’s Rib & Chicken Cook-Off!
Local charity C.A.T.I.F. hosting its 4th annual Block Party/Cook-Off fundraiser to benefit the Palatine Opportunity Center.
August 5, 2014 (VMPR) – Palatine, Il. If you’ve got skills when it comes to grilling, Palatine-based charity C.A.T.I.F. [Celebrating All That Is Feminine] invites you to compete in their upcoming Rib & Chicken Cook-Off to be held in downtown Palatine as part of their 4th annual Block Party celebration. The rib or chicken dish voted the best will win a $250 cash prize!
In addition to the cook-off, a wide variety family-friendly events and activities offered will include a bouncy house, dunk tank, kid games and entertainment and live performances from the band ‘Unconstitutional’ with an appearance by ‘Bag O Jammers’. Admission to the Block Party is free and open to the public.
Sponsorship opportunities are currently available until August 23. During its three previous years, this family-friendly event has attracted hundreds of attendees to sample competitors rib or chicken dishes, enjoy live music, and all the entertainment options available during this end-of-summer celebration/fundraiser.
The charity beneficiary is Palatine Opportunity Center, a non-profit that assists in-need Palatine residents by connecting them with resources to create a pathway for integration and success.
C.A.T.I.F. raises funds during two large events each year; the February Pay it Forward event and the September Block Party-Family Picnic Rib & Chicken Cook-Off. The organizations funds established non-profit organizations in the Chicagoland area whose mission mirrors that of C.A.T.I.F.’s; to support, empower and encourage women and children experiencing crisis.
Stop by between noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 14 on Station Street in front of Lamplighter Inn Tavern and Grille and enjoy some fun for the whole family!
Since 1999, the Palatine Opportunity Center (POC) welcomes and introduces families and individuals in need to the Palatine community. The POC connects people with local resources and provides a pathway for their integration and success. Palatine Opportunity Center is dedicated to helping people help themselves through a variety of programs and services. From at-risk youth programs to Zumba classes, the POC continues to empower ALL people. For more information, visit http://www.palatineopportunitycenter.org/
C.A.T.I.F. is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit public charity that officially formed in 2010. Since its inception, the organization has sponsored two fundraisers per year in February and September and has now raised nearly $100,000 for a variety of local social service organizations. C.A.T.I.F. is made up of a group of professional women who pool their energy and resources to touch, encourage and empower women in-need and at-risk children. For more information, visit http://catifcharity.com
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