Emeril Lagasse Foundation will host the 12th annual Chi Chi Miguel Weekend presented by Isagenix on April 5 – April 7 in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here.
Founded in 2006 by co-chairs Valerie and Mike “Chi Chi Miguel” Thompson as a small backyard gathering, the Throwdown Benefit Auction & BBQ has since expanded to a three-day event and one of the most successful fundraisers along the Emerald Coast.
Annual charity events, Wine Walkabout, Sip N Shop and Golf Tournament, will kick-off the weekend’s festivities on Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6, benefitting Alaqua Animal Refuge and the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center. Tickets to individual charity events can be purchased separately.
On Saturday, April 7, the celebrated Throwdown Benefit Auction & BBQ will begin at 4 p.m. at Churchill Oaks Clubhouse. The star-studded outdoor barbeque competition will feature world-class vintners, pitmasters and acclaimed chefs including Chefs Emeril Lagasse and Chris Wilson, musical entertainment and live and silent auctions.
All funds raised during the weekend benefit charities along the Gulf Coast, with the majority of proceeds given to local organizations. Beneficiaries include the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Camille’s Art for Autism, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Alaqua Animal Refuge, Food for Thought Outreach, the Ingram Lee Foundation, Children’s Volunteer Health Network and Seaside School Foundation.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.chichimiguel.com.