Grand Slam Juice Ball
Chef Tommy FitzGerald announces the return of Juice Ball with "Grand Slam Juice Ball" on January 5, 2013. Guests will be transported to a "Grand Slam" themed ball park, with games, baseball park inspired fare and guests in full baseball attire. The JW Marriott will once again be home to Juice Ball, which will take place from 7pm-midnight. Entertainment will include Denny Middleton, DJ Slim Tim and more!
Tommy FitzGerald, local chef and owner of Cafe Stella, originally planned Juice Ball as a celebration of his birthday...with a purpose. The philanthropic aspect of Juice Ball is really what has launched the event into what it is today...a party-style FUNdraiser. This year, Juice Ball will be a platform to introduce Kitchen Sage, the brainchild of Tommy and a newly developed West Michigan non-profit whose mission is to provide access to nutrition and culinary awareness to children in West Michigan. The purpose of Juice Ball 2013 is to raise funds for Kitchen Sage, which includes our long-standing goal of donating a quarter of a million juice boxes to Kids Food Basket.
When asked about Kitchen Sage and Juice Ball, Tommy says, "You know, kids in West Michigan need to eat every day. Itʼs my goal to make sure they have access to food and nutritional awareness," hinting at the overall motivation behind Kitchen Sage and the event.
Event details are as follows:
What: "Grand Slam Juice Ball" - A Benefit for Kitchen Sage
Tickets to "Grand Slam Juice Ball", as well as game and food tickets, will be cash or check only and will available the day of the event. On-line ticket sales will accept credit cards. Baseball inspired costumes are highly encouraged. More information on "Grand Slam Juice Ball" can be located on the Grand Slam Juice Ball Facebook event page.
Tommy FitzGerald is a local chef based in Grand Rapids. He owns Cafe Stella, appears regularly on the radio and TV, and caters some of the most spectacular events in town and around the world. Juice Ball originated in 2010, coinciding with Tommyʼs 40th Birthday, followed by "Big Top Juice Ball" in 2011 and "Ye Olde Juice Ball" in 2012.