- Balboa Park Club, San Diego, CA

Who makes the best Guacamole?

15th Annual Guacamole Bowl

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Official Press Release 2018
15th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge
Guacamole Bowl

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Saturday, February 17
Opens to public 10am
Sampling 10am 1:30pm
Final rounds of judging 1:30-2:30pm


Balboa Park Club
2144 Pan American Road West, San Diego 92101


$8 to come in and sample


A good old fashioned guacamole cook-off.

This year the Law Enforcement Challenge is vs. Kiwanis. 30+ teams will be vying for the coveted Guacamole Cup. Come vote for your favorite recipe.

The public is invited to come and sample the guacamole and vote for their favorite teams. Admission is $8.00 and includes tortilla chips provided by Mission Foods and lots of fun. The top 3 teams in each division, based on the public vote will mix up a final batch to be judged by celebrity judges from law enforcement, the media and the community.

Entertainment will be provided by the Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista.

Retired San Diego Police Officer Matt Weathersby came up with this unique fundraising idea as a way of supporting local charities. This year's charity is SPORTS for Exceptional Athletes. Over the past fourteen years, the Guacamole Bowl has raised over $138,000 to support local programs for athletes with developmental disabilities.

According to Weathersby, over 2,000 pounds of fresh avocados donated by Calavo Growers, Inc. will be used by the various teams along with lots of onions, tomatoes, cilantro and jalapenos, provided by Jordano's, to the competing teams. Matt added, "If you like good guacamole, and lots of it, then Balboa Park is the place to be".

For more information, contact Clara Downes at 858-565-7432 or clara@s4ea.org or visit the Guacamole Bowl website: www.guacamolebowl.com.