Battle of the Burgers – Fifth Annual Cribbs Kitchen Burger Cook-Off to Benefit Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas

Written on April 2, 2018

April 14th Event to Offer Tasty Burger Creations, Live Music, and Family-friendly Fun

SPARTANBURG, SC (April 6, 2018) – – All community members are invited to Downtown Spartanburg’s juiciest throwdown – the Fifth Annual Cribbs Kitchen Burger Cook-off Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 2-8 p.m. at the corner of W. Main and Daniel Morgan Avenue. All proceeds from the event will benefit Children’s Cancer Partners (CCP), formerly The Children’s Security Blanket, and help to provide support for local children who are struggling with cancer and their families.

The Burger Cook-off offers a full afternoon and evening of mouth-watering deliciousness! The event features a friendly cooking competition with the opportunity for teams of family members, friends or colleagues to display their skills on the grill as they create their own custom burger while supporting a great cause. Winners will receive a unique trophy designed by local artists Kevin Riley and Jeremy Kemp. The winning burger will also be added to the menu at Cribbs Kitchen with the restaurant donating a portion of the profits from that burger back to CCP on an ongoing basis.

The family-friendly event will give participants the chance to sample slider-sized portions of the team burgers while enjoying live music by Missing Monday and The HanG and children’s activities such as inflatables, face-painting, balloon animals and even cornhole. There is no charge to attend the event but burgers and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Food tickets will be sold in sheets of 10 for $10.

New for 2018 – in addition to the winning team selected by a panel of judges, participants will also be able to vote for the People’s Choice Winner and have a voice in ensuring their favorite burger creation is recognized! New additions to the Burger Cook-off menu include a nice compliment to the burgers, french fries, as well as frozen custard, cotton candy and lemonade. For the first time, a Silent Auction with items sure to appeal to everyone will be set up for attendees to participate in at the CCP event tent.

“This year we have really put together a ‘don’t want to miss it’ event,” said Raj Patel, co-owner of Cribbs Kitchen. “Children’s Cancer Partners lightens the burdens of so many of our local Spartanburg families who are navigating their way through the challenges that accompany a childhood cancer journey. The Cribbs Kitchen Burger Cook-Off offers a way that everyone can join in their efforts while enjoying some spirited competition, taking in some great music, savoring great food and experiencing lots of fun. Supporting others has never tasted so good!”

Sponsors of the Burger Cook-Off include presenting sponsors, Denny’s and Pepsi of the Carolinas, as well as Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, BB&T, Johnson Development Associates, Budweiser of Spartanburg, RJ Rockers and BMW Group Plant Spartanburg. Other sponsors are the AC Hotel Spartanburg, Cannon Roofing, Vic Bailey Volkswagen, Performance Foodservice, Contec, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Richard Provine and Pryor Diversified LLC. Cook-off festivities will continue until 7 p.m. when winners will be announced. An after party will be held on site through 8 p.m. Host for the Cook-off will be crowd favorite Landon Cohen.

The  Children’s Cancer Partners is a Spartanburg-based non-profit that has been serving local families affected by childhood cancer for the past 16 years. The organization first existed to help families in Spartanburg County, SC but has now expanded its reach to encompass families throughout all of North and South Carolina.

Children are referred to CCP by social workers at their pediatric oncology treatment centers. After identifying specific needs, CCP continues to partner with them throughout their childhood cancer journey until the child reaches the age of 21. The nonprofit provides transportation, meals and lodging for families who travel great distances frequently to obtain the lifesaving treatment their children need.

“Eighty four percent of families fighting childhood cancer suffer some level of financial hardship,” explained Laura Allen, executive director of Children’s Cancer Partners.  “The gripping stories we are hearing from social workers are becoming more prevalent as the cost of treating cancer and caring for children battling it continues to escalate. At CCP we offer encouragement and support to these families and alleviate as much financial distress as possible. Parents need to be focused on helping their child cope, gain strength and feel loved rather than financial burdens. Our unwavering goal is to ensure all children get to lifesaving cancer treatment regardless of their family’s circumstances.”

For more information about the April 14th event persons are invited to call 864-582-0673, email info@childrenscancerpartners.org or visit the CCP website at www.childrenscancerpartners.org. Advance tickets are available, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Children’s Cancer Partners Office located at 364 S. Pine St., Suite A-110 in Spartanburg.

About Children’s Cancer Partners

The mission of Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas is to provide comprehensive support and loving compassion to families whose children are battling cancer to improve their overall quality of life. The organization serves children and families throughout SC and NC. www.childrenscancerpartners.org  864-582-0673


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