It isn’t easy holding a fundraiser event during a global pandemic, but the Bite for the Fight board made it happen.
September 7, 2019 was the inaugural Bite for the Fight Food Festival. This event was held to raise money and awareness for families facing pediatric cancer. Fight On Makenna Foundation President, Richard Massi, brought together a team of individuals who were determined to execute a successful event. With little event experience, each team member brought a unique asset to the planning experience. All team members came together to host an event that was so much more successful than they ever dreamed it could have been. Bite for the Fight 2019 truly surpassed expectations.
After such a successful first year, the Bite for the Fight board was eager to come back together to plan year 2. With ways to improve the event, the board had it’s first meeting in early March. With so many plans in the works, COVID-19 had a bigger plan: a global pandemic. With so much unclear and unknown, the Bite for the Fight board chose to go virtual with the 2020 event. Choosing to have a virtual event, meant the starting from scratch.
With the help of a few extra people, those much more technology savvy, Bite for the Fight 2020 went virtual; once more, the event surpassed expectations. The team took so many aspects of the 2019 event, but added a bit of a twist. With the help of Sedona Taphouse, Beverly’s Pastry Shop and Robert Ryan Catering & Design, Bite for the Fight 2020 was able to showcase pre-recorded chef demos. The event even had a live mixology demo which starred Boardroom Spirits. Aside for the various demos, the virtual event also showcased what last year’s proceeds went to and what the Fight On Makenna Foundation is all about.
If you were unable to stream the virtual event, via Facebook Live or YouTube, you’re in luck! Below is the link to the recorded event, the board invites everyone to view.