The Asheville Wing War was a huge success on March 5! As the designated nonprofit beneficiary, Sleep Tight Kids was able to connect with the more than 800 attendees and spread the word about the work we do and the need in our community. Founder Jill Schwarzkopf addressed the full group and shared some of the powerful stories behind our organization.
Participants loved our photo booth and games almost as much as taste testing all the best wings Asheville has to offer!
The Asheville Wing War is an annual event (this was its sixth year) produced by All American Food Fights. Local restaurants and chefs are pitted against one another as they battle to produce the best wings in traditional and specialty categories. Judges gave top honors in both categories to Out of the Blue Peruvian, a food truck. Chop House, at the Four Points Sheraton, earned second place in traditional and third in specialty, and Farm to Fender and Luella’s BBQ rounded out the judges’ picks. People’s Choice vote went to Montford Pullup.
Special thanks to the incredibly generous event sponsors: Asheville Racquet Club, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, Blue Ridge Biofuels, Camp Highlander, Classic Event Rental, Dwayne Powell, Edwin Yeates, Firewalker Hot Sauce, Herb Freeman CPA, HEW (Hard Exercise Works), Leah B. Noel CPA, Mozingo Photography, NC Photobox, Palladium Builders, Paper Solutions, Pisgah Brewing Company, RISC Networks, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Sound Barre, Summit Dental, Vista Travel Palm Beach, and The Wired Mouse.
Our great group of volunteers included founder Jill Schwarzkopf; board members Kim Boose, Amanda Bowen, Kristine Freeman, Leanne Johnson, Wendy Knowles, Scott Schwarzkopf, and Carrie Turner; and Wendy Land, Chelsea Powell, Carol Reid, and Erin Stachura.
Sleep Tight Kids was so honored to participate in this incredibly fun and high-spirited event. We had a great time, and are already looking forward to next year!