WILDLIFE FEDERATION WILD GAME COOK-OFF SATURDAY
TALLADEGA -- Backyard chefs from the Talladega area will square off Saturday, Feb. 10, as the Alabama Wildlife Federation hosts its second annual Chevrolet-AWF Wild Game Cook-Off & Silent Auction in the NEXTEL Cup Garage at Talladega Superspeedway.
The event is an opportunity for backyard chefs to show off their culinary skills, and for wild game lovers to come taste their wares.
Entry for the cook teams is free, but teams must pre-register prior to the day of the event. Categories include wild game, fish and fowl. Prizes will be awarded to first through third place in each division, as well as best overall and best presentation.
The over-all winner will be invited to the state finals held in Millbrook in late August to compete for the title of Chevrolet-AWF Wild Game Cook-Off State Champion. All cook teams will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Bass Pro Shop gift card.
If you prefer to eat rather than compete, there'll be entrees such as venison, duck, dove, pheasant and much more.
In addition to the food, a highlight of the cook-off will be rides around the 2.66-mile tri-oval racetrack to raise additional funds for AWF. Rides will be available from 2 until 4:30 p.m. for $25 per person to the first 150 people who purchase their cook-off tickets in advance.
Two of racing's biggest names are on board to participate in half-day quail hunts with the silent auction?s lucky bidder and guest at Selwood Farm Hunting Preserve in Alpine, Ala.
Bidders will have the opportunity to purchase a hunt with NASCAR President Mike Helton or original Alabama Gang driver and two-time Talladega Superspeedway winner Donnie Allison.
Outdoors programming icon "Donny Mac" McElvoy will serve as master of ceremonies. McElvoy's show, The Outdoor Advantage, has aired continuously for the past 14 years, and he is also co-host of the show HuntFishCook on MyOutdoorTV.com.
"The list of people who are willing to donate their time to the AWF Wild Game Cook-Off & Silent Auction is growing each day, and that is testament to the great fun we are able to share for the sake of a good cause," said Talladega Superspeedway President Grant Lynch. "Whether you are interested in bringing your cook team or just your appetite, we welcome you."
All ticket holders will be eligible for door prizes, such as a Talladega Superspeedway Sunoco flag autographed by NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series drivers, a cap autographed by Tony Stewart, a Talladega Superspeedway aerial panorama photograph, a Talladega Superspeedway and Sunmount Corporation hard hat autographed by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and a quail hunting trip with Lynch.
Gates open at 2 p.m. and the cook-off starts at 4:30 p.m. Spectators will be invited to sample the wild game dishes from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. when awards will be presented to the cook-off teams. The event is expected to conclude at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $40 per person or $50 per couple and free for cook teams and children under 16 years of age. The ticket price includes one membership to the Alabama Wildlife Federation, a subscription to Alabama Wildlife magazine, and all the food you can eat.
To purchase tickets and pre-order rides around the track, call Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9453 or email
Kimberly Moon at email@example.com.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the AWF, Alabama's oldest and largest non-profit conservation organization. The AWF was established in 1935 by sportsmen to promote the conservation and wise use of our wildlife and natural resources.
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