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Sunshine Ace Hardware to hold first-ever EGGfest grilling competition June 2, benefiting Youth Leadership Collier

Foodies and grilling enthusiasts rejoice, Sunshine Ace Hardware is hosting its inaugural Big Green EGGfest grilling celebration in June, featuring a cooking competition to name the best barbecue chef in Southwest Florida.

The day of grilling and tasting will take place on Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverside Park, at 10451 Old 41 Rd. in Bonita Springs. In addition to the grilling competition, the family-friendly event features live music by Billy J & The Big Easy, grilling demonstrations, samplings, special offers and a raffle to win a large Big Green Egg. In partnership with Farm City Barbeque Charities, proceeds from the event will benefit Youth Leadership Collier, a week-long Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce development program that empowers students to become effective leaders in Collier County.

Registration is available for individuals and teams to compete for the coveted title of best barbecue chef. Chefs will take to the Big Green Egg for a chance to earn the public’s vote on their delectable bite-sized entrée. Registration is $25 for amateur competitors and $150 for professionals.

Chefs will receive a Big Green Egg gift bag with contents valued over $50. The winning chef will be named honorary “best barbecue chef in Southwest Florida” and will receive a Big Green Egg MiniMax.

EGGfest general admission, taster tickets, are available for $30 per person, and kids ages 10 and under are free. Tickets are available online, at any Sunshine Ace Hardware location or can be purchased at EGGfest. To purchase a taster ticket, register for the grilling competition or for more information, visit http://sunshineace.com/Eggfest.

Sunshine Ace Hardware’s EGGfest sponsors include Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners, Bone Hook Brewing Co., Coleman, Hazzard, & Taylor, P.A., CRS Technology Consultants, Farm City Barbeque, First Florida Integrity Bank, Naples Daily News, Naples Lumber & Supply, NCH Healthcare System, McDonald & Osbourne, P.A., PBS Contractors, Pure Florida and The City of Bonita Springs.

About Sunshine Ace Hardware

Family owned and operated since 1958, Sunshine Ace Hardware serves Florida with eight locations in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Pinellas counties staffed by a long-term, friendly and knowledgeable team. Focused on customer service, Sunshine Ace employees are best known for building relationships and going above and beyond to help solve a home repair or maintenance issue or to simply guide customers to the right tool for the job. For in-home support, Sunshine Ace provides a range of professional services such as rod-tip repair, screen, glass and equipment repairs. Free delivery and assembly is also provided on items such as grills, power tools, mulch, soil and more. Sunshine Ace offers a wide variety of products including plumbing, hardware and electrical supplies, houseware, fishing gear, power equipment, paint, painting supplies and more. Sunshine Ace proudly carries quality brands including Benjamin Moore paints, Scotts lawn and garden products, Craftsman tools, STIHL power tools, Weber and Big Green Egg grills, as well as Penn and Shimano fishing gear. In addition to serving residential clients, Sunshine Ace services commercial accounts, with flexible options to support contractors in managing and growing their business. For locations and hours, visit www.SunshineAce.com.

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