Nov. 15 Slider Throwdown to benefit foster children foundation

Image courtesy of Girl Meets Fork.

Image courtesy of Girl Meets Fork.

What could be better than sampling some of the most unique and delicious sliders in the Valley?

Doing so while helping a good cause, of course.

The Slider Throwdown, held at Kierland Commons in Scottsdale 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, is set to pit local food trucks against one another to battle for the title of Best Slider.

Well-known food trucks including Jamburritos, Phil the Grill, Aioli Burger, Buzz N Bee, Island Loco, Comfort Cravings and more will be serving up their most creative and scrumptious sliders for attendees to sample. The sliders will be judged by local “slider experts” as well as by the attendees via their People’s Choice votes, according to a press release.

Just $25 includes admission into the event and one slider from each participating food truck. Slider lovers of all ages are welcome, and a beer garden with cash bar as well as non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation.

The AFFCF is dedicated to giving children in foster care back their childhood. The organization has awarded more than $5.7 million to 26,000 children in foster care — and counting — in the state.

“We help promote their self-esteem and enrich their lives by funding activities and other needs that give them quality experiences as they live through very difficult circumstance,” stated Director of the AFFCF Kris Jacober, in the release.

However, there are still more than 18,000 children in foster care in the state that need the community’s help. And Valley residents can do their part, while having a great time and sampling delicious eats, by simply purchasing a ticket to the 2015 Slider Throwdown.

To purchase tickets and all info, visit: http://girlmeetsfork.com/featured/2015-slider-throwdown/.

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