Boca Raton’s Favorite College Football Spirit Night Returns with
Fan-Favorite “Food, Fun and Fundraising” Featuring Top Area Chefs, Brew Masters and Mixologists
BOCA RATON, Fla. (October 6, 2022) – Dozens of local chefs, breweries and cocktail masters are prepping to compete at the annual RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase Presented by Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC) and CP Group on Wednesday, November 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will be held in true outdoor tailgate tradition once again on the lawn at BRiC featuring a diverse abundance of creative culinary, craft beer and cocktail samplings. The “fan and fund” raising event will be located lakeside at 5000 T-Rex Avenue, Boca Raton, FL (off Yamato Road) where plenty of free parking is available.
Top chefs from local restaurants, country clubs, hotels, and catering services, as well as brewery and mixology pros will bring their A-game to please the palates of eventgoers and a panel of “foodie” judges. College football fans network and rally in “community pride” to raise funds to support the bowl’s charity partner, Spirit of Giving, and its Annual Holiday Gift Drive that brings holiday magic to more than 7,000 underprivileged children.
Aiming to score a win in the friendly competition, the culinary and libation masters will present their original takes on tailgate fare ranging from sides and entrees to beverages and desserts. At the end of the event, foodie media personalities and bloggers will huddle at the judges’ table to select winners in various categories, including “most spirited station décor.” Guests will cast their own votes for the “People’s Choice” designation.
As of today, this year’s growing culinary roster includes*:
- Bar 25
- Burtons Grill & Bar
- Caffe Luna Rosa
- Ceasar’s Famous Ribs
- Chartwells FAU
- Copperfish Kitchen
- Crazy Uncle Mike’s
- Desiign By Food (Private Chef)
- Duffy’s Sports Grill
- Kapow Noodle Bar
- Los Bocados
- Marriott Boca Raton at Boca Center
- M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom
- Oceans 234
- The Boca Raton
- The Locale Cocina & Bar
- The Melting Pot
- Tom’s Louisiana Kitchen
- Waterstone Resort & Marina
Beverages to be served up by:
- Barrel of Monks
- Deep Eddy Vodka
- NOBO Brewery
- Saint James Iced Tea
*Roster subject to change
South Florida residents and businesses will once again gather at this popular networking and community fundraising event, as one of the official lead-in events counting down to the RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl (Tuesday, December 20 at FAU Stadium). For this high-spirited and pride-rallying evening, guests are encouraged to wear their alma mater or favorite college team’s colors and jerseys. They will get to mix and mingle with fellow college football fans and community partners, along with ESPN 106.3 FM on-air personalities onsite and broadcasting live.
“This is always a win-win night! Tons of great food and drinks from some of our area’s top places and raising funds to support Spirit of Giving’s Annual Holiday Gift Drive,” shared Doug Mosley, executive director of the RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl whose team will transform FAU Stadium into a college bowl arena for the ninth time in December.
This competition is one of several countdown events to the 2022 RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl that will kick off the Tuesday evening before Christmas on December 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET at FAU Stadium.
The game will air live nationally on ESPN, as well as on ESPN Radio and locally on ESPN 106.3 FM. Conference affiliations for this year’s matchup include the American Athletic Conference, Conference USA, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference, Sun Belt Conference and selected independents.
The RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl is a celebrated annual holiday tradition in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County that lives up to its other name…“Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party.” It is also the only collegiate bowl game in Palm Beach County featuring all the pomp and circumstance of a traditional bowl event. It is a high-energy, entertaining experience for both college football fans and non-fans alike, and allows the national spotlight to shine on Boca Raton and Palm Beach County. For more community countdown events that benefit Bowl Charity Partner Spirit of Giving and game week info, visit roofclaimbocaratonbowl.com and/or follow through social media on Facebook (Facebook.com/BocaBowl), Twitter (@BocaBowl), and Instagram (@BocaBowl).
Tickets to the 2022 RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase Presented by
BRiC and CP Group are on sale now. Tickets are $40 per person in advance and $50 at the door;
price includes all chef food samplings, entertainment and beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks. To
purchase tickets, visit Spirit of Giving at https://spiritofgivingnetwork.com/event/the-great-chefs-tailgate-event/ or call 561-385-0144.
About the RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl
The RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl is one of 17 bowl games owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. The RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl debuted in 2014 and has been well received in the community through its first nine years. It has twice held the distinction of matching up two conference champions – Marshall University vs. Northern Illinois University (2014), and UAB vs. Northern Illinois (2018). In all, six conference champions and another three conference division champions have played in the game. Among the bowl’s alumni who have moved on to the NFL are current New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (BYU, 2020), Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (FAU, 2017) and Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott (Memphis, 2016). For more information about the RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl visit RoofClaimBocaRatonBowl.com or follow through social media on Facebook (Facebook.com/BocaBowl), Twitter (@BocaBowl), and Instagram (@BocaBowl).
About ESPN Events
ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes five early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events and a college softball event, which accounts for approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in more than 10 markets across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.
Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC) is the largest single facility office building in Florida at 1.7 million square feet. Designed by iconic Brutalist architect Marcel Breuer, the campus was originally built in 1969 for IBM and is home to the invention of the first personal computer. The campus was acquired by CP Group, formerly Crocker Partners, in 2018 with the vision of transforming BRiC into the technology and life sciences hub for the Southeastern United States with unparalleled amenities. An ideal landing spot for companies with large footprints, BRiC is currently home to 18 national headquarters and 19 regional offices including Tenants include Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Kroger, Modernizing Medicine, Canon, and Bluegreen Vacations Learn more at workatBRiC.com.