100 Men Who Cook (including me!)

We welcomed our good friend Jimmy Lefler on the WIKY Morning Show today to chat about the second annual 100 Men Who Cook event August 25 at the Centre.  It's brought to you by Old National Bank and this year the proceeds benefit Gilda's Club of Evansville.  What's 100 Men Who Cook?  Just what you'd think: 100 business and civic leaders get together and each cooks a dish and spends a lot of time and effort presenting it in a spectacular fashion.  Diane's husband Jeff Thompson, WIKY's own Mark Elliott and me are among the 100 men.  Your ticket price gets you into the world's largest buffet! 

Here's the info including ticket prices and what's up for auction that night (one of the biggest charity auctions around) -

Evansville, Ind. (July 23, 2012) – Old National Bank, in partnership with Toyota and Vectren, will host the second annual “100 Men Who Cook” event on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 6 pm at the Centre in Evansville. 100 celebrity chefs from the local Evansville community will prepare their best dish to raise funds for Gilda’s Club.

This year’s auction line up is truly exceptional.  In addition to Bud’s Harley-Davidson’s generous donation of a 2012 Fat Boy motorcycle, many other corporations have stepped up for this wonderful cause:

2012 Fat Boy Motorcyle from Bud’s Harley Davidson

Value: $18,000

Experience Chicago Package:

4 tickets to Colts vs Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago (9/10/12)

4 tickets to Bruce Springsteen Concert (9/08/12) at Wrigley Field

Hotel in Downtown Chicago

Airfare for 4

Value: $4000

Eight tickets in Toyota’s corporate suite to a 2012 Bengals game in Cincinnati, Ohio

Value: $2500

Experience St. Louis Package:

Cardinals Tickets – Owner’s Box, Section 4, Row G, food & drinks included - mutually agreeable date w/owner for this year or next

2 rooms at Westin Hotel

Value: $1250

Golfer’s Dream:

Round of Golf for 4 at Victoria National + Cottage overnight = $1800

Round of Golf for 4 at French Lick, Pete Dye Course = $1500

4 tickets to the BMW Championship

Value: $3500

Experience Evansville Package:

Kanpai Chef - private dinner for 6 at your home

IceMen experience - Official team jersey, 4 club seats for Opening Night 2012 (10/13/12), post game photo on the Ford Center Ice

4 tickets in Old National's Skybox for the Journey concert (11/08/12)

4 tickets to the Public Education Foundation's 2013 Summer Musical Beauty and the Beast, plus a backstage tour

6 tickets to the 2013 Reitz Home Mystery Dinner & Show

Value: Priceless

Experience Bloomington Package:

IU Tickets - 4 tickets to a Big 10 basketball game, date to be decided with owner

$100 Gift Certificate to the Farm Restaurant

Grant Street Inn - 2 rooms

Value: $700

"Dinner on the Terrace" - Vectren Party on their 8th floor patio

Value: Priceless

Just Rennie's Experience:

Dinner for 8 people - celebrity servers: Bob Jones, Jim Sandgren, Kathy Schoettlin

Donation of wine for the evening

Value: $800 + wine

Tickets are $100 for individuals and $800 for a table of eight, and includes the chefs’ creations, beer and wine, and entertainment.  To purchase tickets or for additional information, please visit www.oldnational.com/100MenEvansville or call 812-468-0376.

About Gilda’s Club

Gilda's Club Evansville's Mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Gilda's Club Evansville will be a home-like, non-residential meeting place where men, women and children living with cancer, and their families and friends, can join with others to build social and emotional support as an integral part of cancer treatment.