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Firehouse chili
Osprey Avenue between Hyde park street and Hillview Avenue.
Fifteen of Sarasota Fire Houses including firehouses from Englewood, North Port and Boca Grande will compete against each other for the title of the Best Fire House Chili in Sarasota and for the Best Booth.
Every year all monies raised are donated to the Sarasota Firemans benevolent fund, which is a 501-3c non-profit organization. A panel of Celebrity Judges will be on hand to determine the winner. Enclosed is a list of confirmed judges with more to be announced:
Marc Bulger: 2x Pro-Bowl NFL Quarterback who played 10 years with the St. Louis Rams
Nick Nichols (Florida State): 10 yr. NFL D-Lineman Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NY Jets, Eagles and Redskins
Tripp Schwenk: Team USA Olympic Gold & Silver Medal Swimmer
Mark Royals: 15 yr. NFL Punter Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dolphins, Steelers, Jaguars
David Baas: NFL Center San Francisco 49ers and was a member of the New York Giants' Super Bowl XLVI championship team
Greg Pitts: Actor best known for his roles in Office Space, Coyote Ugly, and Greys Anatomy
WCTQ FM Morning Show Maverick &Lulu
WWSB ABC 7 Anchor Bob Harrigan
Lee Williams: Sarasota Herald Tribune senior investigative reporter
For a Ten-dollar ticket, the public will be able to taste all of the Fire House Chili. There will be Live Music performed by local band The Daisy Dukes, Land Shark, Big Top Craft Brewery and Budweiser stations , food booths, educational booths, ,a childrens Fun center with face painting, also featuring the Tampa Bay Lightning Rolling Thunder street Team and Much More.
The public can buy advanced tickets at Mortons Gourmet Market (1924 South Osprey ave, Sarasota) and for more information; they can call 955-9856