Sunday, September 4th the Kings of Cookin’ are hosting a community picnic and BBQ cook-off, at Northwest Neighborhood Center/Mansfield Park, 2160 North Fourth Avenue. The event will take place at the outdoor basketball Pavilion. The picnic begins at 12:00 noon and ends when all the food is gone.
There will be information from African American and Minority businesses and organizations throughout the Tucson community. History of African Americans and Minorities in Tucson as well as kids games, a D.J. and plenty food and fun will be available. At least one cash scholarship will be given out, five desktop computers, and many more prizes.
The event is being presented by the Kings of Cookin’, a coalition of local African American businessmen, clergy, public servants, educators, engineers, and athletes who have agreed to work together for a common cause and organize family friendly activities in Tucson.
New students from the University of Arizona and Pima College, and other minority college students (new to the Tucson community) have been invited to our event as a way for them to connect to the community. Our goal is that through mentoring, modeling, and motivating young people, we can reduce dropout and crime rates, substance abuse, and increase the knowledge of local minority businesses in Tucson. Our hope is that community events like this will encourage more minority students to attend local Tucson colleges.
Contact: Ron Burton
837-8052 or Cell: 631-2140