12th Annual Sammy’s International Meatball Festival Winners Announced

The City of Cathedral City was honored to attend and participate in the 12th Annual Sammy’s International Meatball Festival on Sunday, April 7, 2024.

The fun filled event featured music, food, wine, beer, raffle prizes, games, and a Kids Zone. Proceeds benefited the Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City’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 one of three Boys & Girls Club organizations in the Coachella Valley, all under the umbrella of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Each organization is responsible for its own fundraising and does not receive funding from any other clubs.


  • 1st Place – Glen Dickard
  • 2nd Place – Michael Norpell – Tie
  • 2nd Place – BNI Desert Alliance – Tie
  • 3rd Place – Mayor Pro Tem Nancy & Bob Ross


  • 1st Place – Cathedral City Police Department – Management
  • 2nd Place – Cathedral City Fire Department
  • 3rd Place – Cathedral City Police Department – Officers


  • 1st Place – El Portal
  • 2nd Place – ACE Hotel
  • 3rd Place – Sunshine Café


  • 1st Place – Elizabeth Grant
  • 2nd Place – Councilmember Rita Lamb
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Ryan Hunt

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Communications & Events Manager RHunt@cathedralcity.gov 760-770-0396
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