The 8th Annual Sammy’s International Meatball Festival is virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, they have put the “Fest” in festival by having each contestant or group produce a video showing how they make their meatballs or how not to make meatballs for a virtual contest. You can vote by offering a $1 donation per vote for your favorite video at https://www.bgcccity.org/meatball-donor-vote. You can view the videos for free and there are several very comical videos. This virtual event is a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City.
The virtual fundraiser will culminate on October 4th with a one-hour event filled with live action, inspiring testimonials, videos about our Virtual Club Experience, and videos of participants preparing their mouth-watering entries. It promises to be both a fun and inspiring event.
What: 8th Annual Sammy’s International Meatball Festival
When: Voting (donating) happens Now through October 4th
“It’s been a tough year for everybody, and our Club has also taken a hit. And who suffers? The kids. We need your money and we want you to donate as much as you can to help the kids. The Festival is a whole new concept this year. It’s going to be fun; it’s going to be interesting, and hopefully we can raise a little money to help out our kids. We thank you for all your support, for your love, your understanding, and your generosity. In Italian, we say Salud Chindon, which means good luck for a hundred years. We want that good luck to extend to our Boys and Girls Club. Great kids, we’ve made some wonderful citizens out of these kids and I tell ya they’re worth every cent that we can send in, so Thank You!” – Sam Pace, owner Sammy’s Wine & Dine and founder of Sammy’s International Meatball Festival.
Proceeds will benefit the Club’s mission: To inspire and enable all young people, especially from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City is a youth-serving organization that provides opportunities for a Great Future through a safe place, with caring mentors, and life-enhancing programs. All donations support on-going Club programs and services that promote academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship. The Boys and Girls Club gives hope to an entire city and this fundraiser will help these positive experiences to continue.
The Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax ID# 95-3507225