Tickets Now on Sale for South Florida’s High-End Culinary Showcase,
Where Celebrity, Competition and Charity Collide
Fort Lauderdale, FL – July 30, 2019 – South Florida’s favorite food, wine, sports and entertainment event is making its return Saturday, November 9 at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. Tickets are now on sale online for the 10th Annual Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever, bringing fans top culinary talent, a diverse beverage selection from Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits, nationally acclaimed live entertainment and the chance to mix and mingle with NFL legends in a laid-back, memorable setting.
Founded in 2010 by Miami Dolphins All-Pro Linebacker John Offerdahl and his wife Lynn, this anticipated annual culinary competition pairs NFL legends with 22 noteworthy, award-winning chefs from upscale restaurants like Beach House Pompano, Oceans 234 and Burlock Coast, as well as talent from some of South Florida’s hottest new spots including Bar Rita, Steelpan and Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery.
During the 10th annual event this November, guests will be treated to a laid-back afternoon with delicious offerings from the region’s top culinary talent, along with a variety of specialty cocktails from Tito’s Vodka, Casamigos Tequila, Larceny Bourbon, a selection of fine wines compliments of Constellation Brands and craft beers from Boston Beer. Opportunities will abound to get up close and personal with 22 NFL legends including O.J. McDuffie, Zach Thomas, Mercury Morris, Jim Kiick, Channing Crowder, and the Marks Brothers (Mark Duper & Mark Clayton). Event attendees can also get in on the action themselves at the Toyota Cornhole Stadium, competing or cheering on their favorites as they attempt to beat John Offerdahl’s score in the Celebrity Cornhole Challenge. Additionally, the celebration will include a live music performance in partnership with Live Nation.
“Over the past ten years, we have experienced tremendous growth and success, continuing to surpass our expectations,” said festival founder John Offerdahl. “This year, we have really turned up the heat, adding several talented new chefs to further expand our high-end culinary offerings.”
All net proceeds from the Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival will benefit the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation’s mission to “Feed the Needs of Those in Crisis” through direct donation to the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation Scholarship Fund at Broward College and to Taste of the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge, a national initiative which matches donations by the Gridiron Grill-Off to support Feeding South Florida, a hunger relief organization that serves 25% of Florida’s food insecure population.
Over the past ten years, John and Lynn have raised more than $500,000 for the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation through the support of more than 30,000 attendees.
Tickets are now on sale and are all-inclusive, priced at $85 per person for General Admission and $125 per person for VIP. Group ticket packages are available as well. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.gridirongrilloff.com. Follow the Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine and Music Festival on Facebook at facebook.com/gridirongrilloff/ and on Instagram at @gridirongrilloff.
About Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival
Founded in 2010 by Miami Dolphins legend John Offerdahl and his wife Lynn, the Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival celebrates its tenth year on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. Created as a unique way to “Feed the Needs of Those in Crisis” through donations to the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation, this not-to-be-missed festival has grown to feature 22 teams of South Florida’s top chefs and NFL legends as they bring the heat and compete in a high-end culinary competition. The afternoon line-up of events also includes a BBQ Pit Masters Competition, cornhole tournament and live performance from nationally acclaimed talent. The Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival is made possible through our dedicated sponsors: Walgreens, The City of Pompano Beach, Broward College, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, Underground Music, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits of Florida and many others: https://gridirongrilloff.com/sponsors-2019/. For tickets or for more information, please visit https://gridirongrilloff.com/.
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