15th Men R’ Cooking – Boys & Girls Club of AC

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Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City prepares for a “Slam Dunk”, with its Annual South Jersey’s Men R’ Cookin’

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Tickets are on sale now for the highly anticipated event, which features more than 70 of the area’s best professional and amateur chefs serving their favorite dishes to benefit local youth

The Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City is proud to announce a new venue for its annual South Jersey’s Men R’ Cookin’ event, which will be held in Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City’s new state-of-the-art conference center. This event represents one of the Club’s largest fundraisers of the year, benefiting youth development programs for hundreds of school-age children and teens in Atlantic City and surrounding communities. A true foodie event, Men R Cookin’ provides samples of more than 70 dishes including appetizers, salads, main courses and desserts – all created by local and amateur chefs. This year also features a new segment called “Kids R Cookin’ which highlight six Boys & Girls Club members, as they prepare and serve their very own recipes.

South Jersey’s Men R’ Cookin’ is presented by The Press of Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and 100.7 WZXL. The event has become one of the region’s favorite signature events due to its fun and engaging layout and free take home recipe book. Chefs work diligently to “wow” the event judges (from the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape) with their mouth-watering recipes. This event is the perfect way to sample a wide array of wine and spirits, top-notch cuisine from home kitchens and award-winning restaurants – all for a worthy cause at an affordable price. The icing on the cake? Each person gets to take home the coveted Boys & Girls Club Men R’ Cookin’ recipe book filled with the recipes they sampled during the event.

This year’s exciting theme is “Sweet 15 – Madness in March! It’s a SLAM DUNK for our kids!”, and with that the Club will be sure to score points with its supporters by featuring the Kids R’ Cookin’ segment which is the perfect way to highlight this new program at the club of the same name. Kids R’ Cookin’ is just one example of the many impactful and life changing programs offered at the Club.

A newly energized Board of Directors led by Chairman Sam Young is driving the organization following a successful comeback over the past year. “We are extremely pleased with the rapid turnaround of the organization and are confident that with the new executive team in place and the continued support of the community, 2016 will be another successful year for the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City”, saidYoung.

CEO of the Boy & Girls Club of Atlantic City, Michelle Carrera stated, “We are so grateful for the outpour of community support for our Club. This past year the Club helped over 900 children thrive. I’m looking forward to the Men R Cookin’ event where we are planning to showcase our amazing outcomes and Kids R’ Cookin’ program among others.”

Tickets for the event are $70 in advance and available via acbgc.org or $80 at the door and include admission to the event, a goodie bag and complimentary cookbook. Additionally, a limited number of exclusive prize raffle tickets are available for $25 each or 5 tickets for $100. Prizes include certificates to local restaurants & area entertainment venues. Raffle tickets may be purchased by contacting Sabrina Tracy at the Boys & Girls Club by phone at 609-347-2697 or online at www.acbgc.org.

Do you know a south jersey male who would like to be featured as a chef?
Professional and amateur chefs may participate by becoming a “Courtside” Chef for a fee of $1,000. Other options include participating as a “Slam Dunk” Professional Chef for $750 and Amateur Chefs for $50. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City. In addition to providing a safe place for children to go afterschool, funds raised during the evening directly benefit our children by supporting our five youth based programs areas; Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, Character & Leadership, Sport & Recreation, and Arts.

Sponsors & organizations interested in partnership opportunities with the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City should contact Director of Development Tom Smith by calling 609-515-3697. Thomas.smith@acbgc.org

About the Boys and Girls Clubs of Atlantic City
Our Mission: “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”

Everyday a team of dedicated professional staff work with our Club members providing experiences and programs targeted to help each child’s healthy development as individuals, while providing a safe place for them go afterschool. Our members learn to socialize, lead and to set and achieve personal goals. Through continued community support, five youth based programs areas are provided to the youth; Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, Character & Leadership, Sport & Recreation, and Arts.

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