Brunswick Stew Cook-Off for Charity Takes Place March 16 at Ray Price Harley-Davidson

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On March 16, Ray Price Harley-Davidson in Raleigh will host its annual Brunswick Stew Cook-Off to raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation "Ride For Kids." A $5 donation means all-you-can-eat Brunswick stew and the opportunity to help find the cause and a cure for childhood brain tumors.

The 2013 Ray Price Harley-Davidson Brunswick Stew Cook-Off will benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

We’re thrilled to hold our annual Brunswick Stew Cook-Off to support the children and families helped by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

No one knows for sure where Brunswick stew originated. Yet, the public is invited to taste many different versions of this cherished southern dish in a charity fundraiser cook-off at Ray Price Harley-Davidson.

This year’s annual Brunswick Stew Cook-Off on March 16 will support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation "Ride for Kids." For a $5 donation, participants get all-you-can-eat access to numerous versions of the southern dish, traditionally a tomato-based stew made with various types of meat, beans and vegetables.

The all-you-can eat event begins at 9 a.m. with a blood drive and live music starting at 11 a.m. Judging and serving begins at 12 p.m. with customers and celebrity judges casting their ballots.

Cash prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third Place, as well as a People’s Choice Trophy. Tasting participants who wear green get the opportunity to win great prizes by taking a spin at the Ray Price “Nitro Prize Wheel” in the dealership. Top prize is a $250 gift certificate.

Brunswick County, Va., and the town of Brunswick, Ga. both claim origin of the stew. Yet, it also has been attributed to Braunschweig, Germany. North Carolina natives make it their own by using pulled pork instead of beef.

“We may not know where Brunswick stew came from, but we sure know it’s delicious,” said Kris Weiss, director of marketing and promotions, Ray Price Harley-Davidson. “It’s one of our favorite contests, because everyone has their own recipe and we get lots of participants. We’re thrilled to do this to support the children and families helped by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.”

The nonprofit Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is dedicated to eradicating this disease and finding the cause and a cure for childhood brain tumors by supporting medical research, while also helping children and families affected by this life-threatening disease.

Residents are also reminded to drop off Easter baskets full of treats at the dealership throughout the month of March. Ray Price Harley-Davidson’s annual Easter Basket Ride takes place March 30. Motorcycle riders will transport hundreds of baskets to Radiant Church for an Easter event benefiting area underprivileged children.

What: Brunswick Stew Cook-Off

When: Saturday, March 16. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food service and judging begins at noon.

Where: Ray Price Harley-Davidson, 1126 S. Saunders St., Raleigh, N.C.

Cost: $5. All proceeds benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

Event contact: Kris Weiss. Call or go online to sign up your stew recipe. (919) 832-2261

Additional information: Live music. Wear green for a chance to spin the Ray Price “Nitro Prize Wheel” and win $250. The Rex Blood Mobile will be on hand for blood donations.

When the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation was created in 1991, the diagnosis of a brain tumor was virtually a death sentence for a child. As the world's largest non-governmental source of funding for childhood brain tumor research, this 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization is dedicated to not only eradicating this disease, but to providing educational and emotional support to children and their families. The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation supports medical research into causes and cures, its educational resources deliver comfort and hope to families, and the college scholarship program gives brain tumor survivors a boost for their future.

Owning a Harley-Davidson motorcycle means owning a piece of American history, as the Harley-Davidson Motor Company celebrates its 110th Anniversary this year. Ray Price Harley-Davidson of Raleigh, N.C. has been a part of that history for the past 30 years, offering expert service from a staff with more than 600 years of combined Harley riding experience.

Ray Price Harley-Davidson is the Southeast’s premier Harley-Davidson dealership. Winner of the 2012 “Top 10 Dealer Award” from Dealernews, Ray Price Harley-Davidson is committed to community philanthropy through nonprofit fundraising events such as the Easter Basket Ride and Brunswick Stew Cook-Off.

Ray Price is best known for his many successes in motorcycle drag racing with the International Hot Rod Association, and National Hot Rod Association, among others. He has been inducted into the American Motorcycle Association Hall of Fame, the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame, and the N.C. Drag Racing Hall of Fame.

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