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2010 ‘Kickoff to a Cure’ to be Sept. 19

A number of area restaurants—mainly small businesses— are supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’scff 2010 Southern Oak Insurance Company Tailgate – Kickoff to a Cure at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19, in the Terrace Suite at the Everbank Field. The restaurants will be serving gourmet tailgate food as the Jaguars take on the San Diego Chargers.

Restaurants and caterers that have committed to date include: Aqua Grill, Ashley Street Catering, Bistro AIX, Blue Bamboo, Bonefish Grill Mandarin, Burrito Gallery, Chardonnay’s Catering, Chefs For A Night, d’Vine Cuisine Inc., Flippin’ Good Cookies, FUSION art wine jazz, Heirlooms, A Culinary Café & Market, Kilwin’s Chocolates, Fudge, & Ice Cream, Lime Leaf Thai Restaurant, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Mai Oui! Gourmet, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Mojo Bar-B-Que, Monroe’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Q & Catering, Native Sun Natural Foods Market, North Beach Bistro, RSVP Catering, Shula’s 347 Grill, The Brick Restaurant, The Melting Pot, The Perfect Pear Catering Company, Times Grill Restaurant Group.

Tailgate guests will watch the NFL game on 30 big-screen plasma televisions positioned throughout the Terrace Suite, along with extra large flat screens donated by Best Buy, one of which will be awarded to a lucky winner via a prize drawing.  Supporters will also have the opportunity to shop during the silent and live auctions while enjoying the game. In addition, First Coast Honda & Suzuki of St. Augustine will be conducting a prize drawing for a Polaris Trailblazer ATV.  Tickets for the prize drawings will be available throughout the day.

“We are thrilled to welcome back our title sponsor, Southern Oak Insurance Company, and look forward to raising more money for cystic fibrosis research than ever before,” said Angela Costa, special event manager. “We encourage the community to wear teal and black, show their Jaguar support and make a difference for those battling cystic fibrosis.”

Sponsorships for the event are available and range from $3,000 to $500. Individual reservations are $110. For more information or tickets to the 2010 Southern Oak Insurance Company Tailgate – Kick Off to a Cure, contact the North Florida office of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at (904) 733-3560 or visit . Reservations for the event begin at $100.

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