The Wilson Lions Club will host a “Meatball Throwdown Contest” at 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 20, at the Wilson Historical Society. The event, which is open to everyone, is an initiative dedicated to raising funds for Wilson Youth Baseball.
A press release noted, “Due to limitations of fundraising over the past two years, the club has not been able to provide any funds to help Wilson Youth Baseball, which they so desperately need. The fundraiser is important because it allows the Wilson Lions Club to apply for matching grants through the Lions Brandel-Murphy Youth Foundation. This non-for-profit organization supports projects that improve the lives of children.”
Kathi Stein, chairperson for the “Meatball Throwdown,” said, “This fun and tasty fundraiser provides something for everybody.”
Categories for the contest are traditional Italian and non-Italian.
Judges for this year’s contest are Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti; Phyllis Morgante, deputy clerk for the Town of Wilson; Michael White, Wilson House Restaurant owner; Assistant District Attorney Thomas Patti; and Maj. Mathew Pizzola, squadron commander for the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
The club said, “You can help us in our effort by entering this fun and tasty competition to show case your meatballs, or come and sample the meatballs and judge for yourself who has made the best meatball. There is no cost to enter your meatballs in the contest.”