Ever heard that men can’t cook? Well, Old National Bank is out to shatter that myth, and help a good cause in the process. On May 30, The Owensboro Convention Center will host “100 Men Who Cook,” an Old National Bank event that has raised $2.2 million dollars for local charities over the last 6 years in bank markets throughout Indiana and Illinois. This unique fundraiser, originally started by the Glenmary Sisters in Owensboro, will benefit the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club and feature 100 “chefs” from our local community who will prepare their best dishes for guests to sample and enjoy. Wade Jenkins, Old National Market President, said ”We are honored to continue this tradition and excited to take it to the next level!”
For the event, Old National Bank has recruited 100 “celebrity” chefs from the Owensboro community. Readers can view the participants at www.owensboro100menwhocook.com. Shawn Brumfield, Old National Commercial Lender and 100 Men Event Coordinator, is proud of the roster of chefs the planning committee has put together. “Our celebrity chef roster is made up of Owensboro’s most notable men (business leaders, bankers, attorneys, physicians, educators and many others). I’d say that virtually every reader knows at least one chef on the list, and most likely know several of the names. I encourage everyone to find a friend, coworker or name on the list you are familiar with and donate on their behalf.”
Each chef will prepare about 100 servings of their favorite dish to serve to the evening’s guests. In addition to preparing food for the night, our chefs will also be generating “tips” between now and the date of the event to raise money for the Club. You can “tip” your favorite chef by going to the website. To add some friendly competition among the chefs, Old National Bank is tracking the total tip donations to determine who will win the “top chef” award for bragging rights.
The mission of the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club is to inspire and empower young people by offering meaningful opportunities that will enhance the quality of life for youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive responsible and caring citizens.
Says Brumfield, “This is going to be a fun night and we are going to raise a lot of money for at-risk youth in our community. I encourage everyone to get involved by “tipping” our chefs and coming to the event. I have been to Old National Bank’s 100 Men Who Cook in other markets and I’m telling you, you don’t want to miss this event. You will have a lot of fun, taste a lot of great food prepared by fantastic community leaders, and more importantly you will be helping the kids at the Club. Giving back and having a great time in the process…what more could you ask for?”
100 Men Who Cook may be an Old National Bank event but it wouldn’t be possible without the support of several other corporate sponsors, including Titan Contracting, Ashley Furniture Homestore, Owensboro Grain, Anthem Medicaid, Champion Ford, and Southern Star Central Gas & Pipeline.
The event is scheduled to take place May 30, with doors opening at the Owensboro Convention Center at 6 p.m. The evening’s events consist of a social hour, cash bar, dinner, and a live auction with many great items.
Tickets for the event are $50 per individual or $400 for a table of 8. Organizers expect to sell out, so reserve your spot now!