Here’s a cool and fun event happening in Gilbert on March 5th ”“ the Mayor’s Cactus League Hot Dog Challenge.
What’s a Cactus League?
It’s the Major League Baseball Spring Training league. Fifteen MLB teams call the Phoenix area home for Spring Training ”“ and games start February 25th!
What’s a Hot Dog?
Really? I’m going to assume everyone is familiar with the All-American food item. Good, and good for you!
What’s the Challenge?
It’s an all afternoon event, the only place on the planet where you can sample every hot dog served in the Cactus League and watch them battle it out for best dog in the league. There are many other events and activities planned as well. Admission is free, but the dogs aren’t. There are also some great raffle prizes and all proceeds from the event will benefit ex-Arizona Diamondbacks player Shea Hillenbrand’s Against All Odds Foundation that gives special needs children and youth groups the chance to interact with rescued animals in a farm/petting zoo environment, rescues animals, and much more. A very worthy cause.
Some of the events planned:
Fire & Police vehicles
Youth rock band
The hot dog challenge (Cactus League parks as well as local restaurants)
Cactus League history & memorabilia display
And the big event that should appeal to the ladies and their seemingly universal”¦ lust… for police and firemen ”“ a softball game pitting the Gilbert Police & Fire Departments against Mesa PD & Fire. I don’t understand the female fascination with firemen, but you can’t deny it ladies ”“ you think firemen are hot. Heck, my 17 year old daughter has already been assimilated into this madness”¦
So come on over to Big League Dreams in Gilbert and eat some hot dogs, enjoy the day, ogle the Firemen and support a great cause.
When: Saturday, March 5 from 3:00 ”“ 7:30pm
Where: Big League Dreams in Gilbert. 4536 E. Elliot Road (map)
Cost: Admission is free. Food/drinks/raffle prizes have nominal charges.
More details, including schedule of events, raffle prizes and more at the Cactus League Hot Dog Challenge web site.
It’s the day before Francy’s Birthday. Maybe I’ll go and see if I can bring her home a fireman”¦