Jewel-Osco held a free Family Day at the Stockman & Dakota Corral this past Saturday. There were cowboy-themed games, western-style prizes, and a Celebrity Grill-off Showdown to benefit local charities. I am honored to be one of the competitors and I chose to represent and win for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Without much experience in the kitchen and not even close to a celebrity status, I went ahead and chucked it as “Comedy for a Cause” instead. In my case, that is. Needless to say, it was fun. I placed last but I’m very happy to donate $2,500 to my chosen charity. I consider that a big win in my book.
1st place: Kim Vatis and Stefan Holt of NBC5 Chicago – $5000 will go to Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry, in Naperville
2nd place: Deb Pankey of Daily Herald – $2500 will go to Palatine Township Food Pantry
3rd place: MJ Tam of Chicagonista – $2500 will go to Greater Chicago Food Depository
1st place: Patrick Elwood of Fox News – $5000 Lakeview Pantry
2nd place: Steve Dolinsky of ABC7 – $2500 Meals on Wheels
2nd place: Matt McGill of WVON-AM – $2500 Trinity United Church of Christ