The 23rd Annual Rib Cook-Off Extravaganza hosted by the Holtville Athletic Club will take place atÂ Samaha Park inÂ Holtville, California onÂ Saturday January 25, 2014Â from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.
This yearâ€™s event is scheduled one weekend prior to the Super Bowl. This Rib Cook-Off promises to be the biggest in History.
Organizers are preparing for a crowd that will approach 15,000 by reserving 12,000 pounds of fresh pork ribs, and making preparations to serve 250 gallons of Old Fashion homemade ice cream for the single day event.
This yearâ€™s marquee event will have prizes and awards that will top $ 10,000.00. The top prize of $ 1,000.00 will go to the judgeâ€™s choice for best BBQ Ribs. Additional categories include best side dish, and best booth contest.
With all net proceeds of the event earmarked to benefit area youth activity education and athletic groups, the majority of the 600 event volunteers are comprised of area athletic, youth organization, and educational groups and their leaders.
Four bands will be performing live at the Rib Cook-Off: Big-Joy-Wow from Yuma, Megan Strahm and the True Blues, Sand Section from Manhattan Beach and â€œEevaan Treâ€™ & The Showâ€ from Coachella Valley all on the main stage.
The non-profit organization The Holtville Athletic Club has become a major benefactor to Imperial County organizations and causes.
The 28 member group is primarily known by the Rib Cook-Off and the ambassador Old Fashion Ice Cream machine capable of turning out in excess of 40 Gallons an hour of delicious old fashioned ice cream.Â Since inception the Holtville Athletic Clubâ€™s mission has been to financially assist regional youth groups and athletic activities through non-profit fund raising efforts.
The efforts include memberâ€™s personal commitments to the organization as well as seeking corporate assistance. The Holtville Athletic Clubâ€™s future will be guaranteed by the continued dedication of volunteers and the future presence of deserving sports associations, students, and local children.
Todayâ€™s beneficiaries will become tomorrowâ€™s volunteers just as todayâ€™s volunteers were yesterdayâ€™s beneficiaries. Evidenced by the hundreds of thousands of dollars, and in like, kind work put into the local communities by the organization.