SPARTANBURG — All community members are invited to eat or compete at Downtown Spartanburg’s Fourth Annual Cribb’s Kitchen Burger Cook-Off Saturday, April 1, beginning at noon in front of sponsors RJ Rockers and Cribb’s Kitchen on East Main Street. All proceeds will benefit The Children’s Security Blanket and help to provide support for local children who are battling cancer and their families.
The Burger Cook-Off offers 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 raising money for a great cause. Winners will receive a unique trophy designed by local artists Kevin Riley and Jeremy Kemp and will have their burger featured at Cribb’s Kitchen. The family-friendly event will give participants the chance to sample slider-sized portions of the team burgers while enjoying live music, children’s activities and special guests.
“We encourage everyone to gather some friends or family and come out for this awesome event, organized by Taylor Correll-Greer,” said Raj Patel, co-owner of Cribb’s Kitchen. “The Children’s Security Blanket positively impacts the lives of so many of our Spartanburg families. The Cribb’s Kitchen Burger Cook-Off offers a way that everyone can support their efforts while enjoying some spirited competition, great food and lots of fun.”
Sponsors of the Burger Cook-Off, include presenting sponsor RoseCrest Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, as well as Vic Bailey Volkswagen and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Other sponsors are Cannon Roofing; Switzer Wealth Partners; Bounds of Fun; Cooper Standard; George Johnson Insurance; Norman, Johnson & Co., PA; Melinda Moretz, M.D.; Laura Allen and Roger Sullivan; Ivey-O’Sullivan Healthcare Services; Valley Falls Terrace; Caroline’s Cakes; Bella Vision, Hyde Law Firm; Carolina Alliance Bank; Lonnie Miller Realty; Pryor Diversified; Richard T. Provine, DMD and Rhonda Provine; and SunTrust Bank. Coca-Cola of Spartanburg and PFG (Performance Food Group) are in-kind sponsors for the event.
Cook-Off festivities will continue until 5 p.m. when winners will be announced. An after party will be held on site through 8 p.m. Hosts for the Cook-Off include Elee Diamaduros, Landon Cohen, and Eric Kocher, with appearances by Megan Gordon, Miss South Carolina USA 2017, and Alexis Johnson, Miss South Carolina Teen 2017.
The Children’s Security Blanket is a Spartanburg-based non-profit that has been serving local families affected by childhood cancer for the past 15 years. The organization provides a wide range of assistance for struggling families including making travel arrangements to healthcare facilities and providing funds for transportation, lodging, and meals while the children receive critical medical treatments. The organization, whose service area extends throughout South Carolina and portions of North Carolina, also offers tremendous emotional support, special events and other resources that enrich the lives of the children, parents and siblings.
“So many in our community are faced with the often unbearable reality every day, of caring for a child with cancer and doing everything possible, including making tremendous sacrifices, to ensure they get the care they need,” explained Laura Allen, executive director of The Children’s Security Blanket. “What we do at The Children’s Security Blanket is offer encouragement and support to these families and alleviate as much other stress in their lives as possible…like financial burdens. This makes it possible for parents to spend their time and energy on helping their child cope, gain strength and feel loved.”
The Children’s Security Blanket
Located in downtown Spartanburg, SC, the mission of The Children’s Security Blanket 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 South Carolina and portions of North Carolina. Donations to the agency are tax deductible. For more information on The Children’s Security Blanket, please visit www.childrenssecurityblanket.org or call 864-582-0673.