Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay Brings the Boca Raton Community Together for a BBQ Event to Benefit Local Charities

The 2017 Downtown BBQ Throwdown to be hosted at Mizner Amphitheater

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On Saturday, February 18, 2017 thousands will gather at Mizner Amphitheater for festivities, food tastings and a BBQ contest judged by celebrity chef Bobby Flay. The 2017 Downtown BBQ Throwdown is truly transforming the face of fundraising, as most non-profit events focus on one cause. The proceeds from this event will benefit nine local charities listed below.

• Boca Raton Regional Hospital

• Boca Helping Hands

• Brothers of St.Gregory’s

• Family Promise

• Florence Fuller Child Development Centers

• Junior League

• KidSanctuary

• Love Boca

• The Spirit of Giving

The event is being chaired by Miguel and Denese Brito. “We could not be more thrilled to be a part of the 2017 Downtown BBQ Throwdown. This event reflects our long-time vision of supporting the local community for its diverse impact,” stated Denese Brito when asked about her passion surrounding this event.

Honorees Terry and Jerry Fedele will be recognized for their countless contributions to the Boca Raton community at an exclusive VIP Opening Celebration on Friday evening at Saks Fifth Avenue. BobbyFlay will make a guest appearance and judge a BBQ chef contest on Saturday during the main event.  He will also be available for a meet and greet for select sponsors and VIPs. The all-day event will feature entertainment, appearances by local celebrities, tastings and a few surprises. An invitation only farewell brunch will take place on Sunday morning to recognize the sponsors and recipient charities. Celebrity chef, Anne Burell will prepare a custom brunch menu for guests in attendance.

Major sponsors include: Miguel and Denese Brito, Boca Raton Bowl, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, JM Lexus, Pig-Sty BBQ, Saks Fifth Avenue, Republic Services, 97.9 WRMF, and Sunny 107.9.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit downtownbbqthrowdown.com.

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