Friday, July 31, 2009

Next Weekend: Stephen Starr Makes His First Move On Citizens Bank Park

stephen starr and garry maddox
Greg Luzinski, Garry Maddox and Stephen Starr — like old time pals | Photo via

The Stephen Starr - Garry Maddox BBQ Challenge is coming up next Saturday, August 8. Starr is a new addition this year and he's already the co-host.

He's bringing four of his restaurants and their chefs:

- Barclay Prime (James LoCasico)
- Jones (Steve Petrecca)
- El Vez (Darren Carbone)
- Buddakan (Sylva Senat)

The event raises funds for programs to benefit at-risk youth.
The Barbecue Challenge is open to the public from 4 to 7 p.m. before the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Florida Marlins. The event features live music, performances by the Give & Take Jugglers, a classic car display, children’s entertainment and guest judging and appearances by Phillies alumni.

All proceeds from the Barbecue Challenge benefit the Youth Golf & Academics Program, an organization founded by Maddox in 2000 that is dedicated to the enrichment and support of children grades Kindergarten through 8 in troubled city neighborhoods.
You don't need tickets to the Phillies game that night to attend the BBQ Challenge. Which is good, because tickets to that game are basically already sold out.

Garry Maddox BBQ Challenge [ Official Site ]

Stephen Starr Teaming Up With Phillies For Annual Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Citizens has approached Capogiro, PYT & Marathon Grill about opening at the park as well. Solid move.