The James Island Vikings Host 7th Annual Bo Roast & Chili Cook-Off
Proceeds of the event will be given to Camp Happy Days for the 6th straight year, benefiting children battling cancer and their families
The James Island Vikings were originally formed as a Dragon Boat team and helped raise money for Cancer through Charleston's Dragon Boat Festival. In 2010, the Vikings lost close friend, Nancy Brown after a year long battle with breast cancer. The tragic loss hit home and shook the Viking community, especially Nancy's partner, Bo. The following year, in 2011, the first Bo Roast and Chili Cook-off was held at James Island County Park to help Bo fund a life changing journey to hike the Appalachian Trial. His hike was called "Blazin' for Boobies". The Vikings made a joint decision to continue donating to cancer programs and the following year, selected Camp Happy Days as the beneficiary of the Bo Roast & Chili Cook-off. Since 2012, the proceeds have been given to Camp Happy Days, a local non-profit that provides year long services to children battling cancer and their families with cost free programs and activities. In an effort to raise money for Camp Happy Days and to aid the fight against Pediatric Cancer, the James Island Vikings will host their 7th Annual Bo Roast & Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, January 28th at the Smoky Oak Taproom on James Island.
Set up for the event will begin at 11am. The event will run from 12pm to 6pm and will include an Oyster Roast, Chili Cook-Off, and live music featuring Hunter Ford, Mark Jackson, Eddie Bush and The Shakin' Martinis.
If you think you have the best chili around, enter the chili cook-off! An individual or team can enter the cook-off for $25; restaurants can enter for $50. The deadline for chili entries is Wednesday, January 25th. Custom, handmade wooden plaques will be given to best Individual/Team, Best Restaurant and People's Choice.
Sponsorships are also available and include recognition on the event shirt and 2 VIP tickets. Current sponsors include; Blue's Burgers, Snagajob, Garage 75, AC Heating & Air, Charleston Fram & Wheel, Cynthia & Brian Jenkins, Life Trax, Life Cool, Butler & College, Callie's Hot Little Biscuit, Atlantic Inc Termite Pest, iMortgage, SC Property Pros, YachtSalvage.com, Swich L, Headwater Research Inc, Lawhorns Machine Shop, Local 616, CLI Accounting Services, Man vs Magnet, Jack O' Cups, Seanachai, Keepsakes Florist, Lowcountry Diesel, Callie's Charleston Biscuits, Tin Roof and New Age Contractors. The deadline for corporate sponsors is Friday, January 20th.
For more information about the event, to participate, or to become a sponsor, contact Bo at (843) 277-5056, Mike at (843)324-7057 or email [email protected]
Since 1982, Camp Happy Days has offered support and encouragement to children diagnosed with cancer and their families. We provide free year-round programs, special events and access to crisis resources. The goal of Camp Happy Days is to improve the physical, emotional and psychological health of the entire family facing pediatric cancer.
For more information or to donate to Camp Happy Days, please go to www.CampHappyDays.org or call us at 843.571.4336.