January 26, Camp Happy Days will host the 9th Annual Bo Roast & Chili Cook-Off, presented by the James Island Vikings. The cook-off will be held at Smoky Oak Taproom from noon-5pm. The event will include an Oyster Roast as well as a Chili Cook-Off, complimentary food and drinks, kid-friendly games, a bouncy castle and live music.
Camp Happy Days was founded in 1982. Since opening, they have made it their mission to provide encouragement and support for children diagnosed with cancer and their families. The donations from this event allow for Camp Happy Days to continue their cost-free programs, special events, and access to crisis resources for these children.
The James Island Vikings are a local charity organization who create awareness of health issues within the community. Their goal this year is to surpass the $21,000 they raised from this event last year to donate to Camp Happy Days for kids to attend their one week summer camp where they can cultivate friendships, play, and have fun.
General admission tickets are $10, or $30 for VIP tickets, which includes all-you-can-eat oysters and drinks. It is $25 per team or $50 per restaurant to participate in the chili cook-off. Awards for the cook-off will be presented at 5pm and the team who collects the most donations will be awarded “People’s Choice”.
To donate online, visit the James Island Viking’s GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/bo039s-roast-for-camp-happy-days. For more information, visit their Facebook page as well at https://www.facebook.com/jamesislandvikings/ .