Sunshine State Steak Cook-off this Saturday

22nd Jan 2013 Posted in: News

21 Grill Teams competing for Top Prise and $1500.00 Cash, bragging rights for a year and this beautiful Trophy courtesy of Beckner Jewelry. This event has been a fun family fundraiser for the past four years for the Donahue Academy.   This year the day will begin at 11:00 am with a parade of grill teams.  They will add secret spices, rubs and marinades to the steaks.  There are activities for the whole family.  Festivities will begin to include games, bouncy houses, a rock wall, food, silent auction, wine tasting and more!  At 3pm the grills will be lit and the contest will begin.  Teams will turn their steak into the judging station and the serving lines will open at 5pm.  Those with steak tickets will pick-up their side items from the serving line and then choose the grill team, they would like to get their steak from.  At 6:45 the Steak Cook-Off winners will be announced and prizes awarded. Come out to participate in this friendly competition and support area grill teams.  This event has numerous sponsors including two national and four regional sponsorships and many local business. Wristbands for the games and activities will be available.  Steak Cook-Off meal tickets are $18 and include a 16 oz. steak, baked potato, salad, roll and drink.  This size meal can definitely be shared.  Tickets can be purchased at the Academy or online at  Purchase your tickets early as they are  limited.   The day-long celebration includes a Family Festival beginning at 11:00 am featuring youth games with a few new additions and the ever popular pitch burst, paintball, inflatable fun, dance performances, live music by TCB Mobile Entertainment, Quest Band and a finale by Casey Weston at 4:30PM. Also demonstrations by Collier County Sheriff’s Office including K-9 Unit, Bomb Squad and SWAT.  Thanks for your support of the Donahue Academy and we hope you will join us for this wonderful event!  More information can be found on the academy website  by calling the school at 280-2450 or online at

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