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RailHawks join The Chef's Academy for a "Cook-Off with a Kick" to benefit North Carolina Food Bank

Posted August 14

The RailHawks take on the LA Galaxy Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at WakeMed Soccer Park.

The Carolina RailHawks will be stepping off the pitch Thursday, August 28, to compete for bragging rights in a food challenge at The Chef''s Academy’s, Morrisville campus, 2001 Carrington Mill Blvd, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is open to the public, with a $5 donation or the contribution of five non-perishable food items per person, with all collections going to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

“The Chef’s Academy has always enjoyed engaging our community in events to raise funds or collect canned goods for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina,” said Chef Jeffrey Bane, campus president and national dean for The Chef’s Academy. “And we are excited that our Carolina RailHawks partnership has allowed us to extend our reach through this unique cooking competition with some of the players and our students.”

-“It is extremely exciting to be able to partner with The Chef’s Academy in order raise money for the local food bank,” says RailHawks Player Connor Tobin, who will join other teammates in the cooking challenge. “It is a great cause and it should be a fantastic night. I am looking forward to seeing all the RailHawks faithful come out and join the festivities.”

Doors open at 5 p.m. for a team meet-and-greet, with the food challenge at 6 p.m. Judging begins at 7 p.m., with guest judges RailHawks Head Coach Colin Clarke, Trali Irish Pub’s Chef Eamonn Kelly and Monica Laliberte, restaurant reporter form WRAL. Attendees also can vote before enjoying the finished dishes.

RailHawks players and coaches scheduled to attend include:
• Connor Tobin (#20)
• Jordan Burt (#25)
• Jun Marques Davidson (#27 – Captain)
• Jordan Gray (#14)
• Tiyi Shipalane (#11)
• Nazmi Albadawi (#5)

Other partners include:
• Johnson Maserati of Cary – Two cars will be on-site for viewing
• White Street Brewery – One complimentary beer tasting with entry
• Triangle Soccer Fanatics – Pre-pledged $500 donation to food bank

No pre-registration required.

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