BBQ team with girl power to debut at GrillsGiving

With GrillsGiving just three weeks away, the clock is ticking for pitmasters to perfect their grill skills for the BBQ cook-off on Saturday, November 17. More than 20 grill teams will square off in the all-day competition. And while some familiar teams like Come & Taste It will return to defend their title as the Overall People’s Choice winner, new teams like GirlsGiving, CPS Energy’s first all-female grill team, are hungry for victory. Last Saturday, several of the team members got together to practice serving up delicious smoked meats and sides. The team had to keep their strategies and BBQ techniques top secret, but they were proud to share what they’re all about.

“We wanted to come together and do something that hasn’t been done before,” said Andrea Guadarrama, Senior Manager of Safety & Health. “We wanted to have a group of women collectively come from all different parts of the company that don’t know each other and build a bigger network of women to support each other.”

Will GirlsGiving be crowned queens of the grill? Come watch GirlsGiving compete against other pitmasters at GrillsGiving on Nov. 17 at Mission County Park. Take advantage of our GrillsGiving Groupon® special before they’re gone! General admission tickets are discounted to $7 and All Inclusive tickets to $15. You save more when you buy more.

Along with making great memories with your loved ones at GrillsGiving, you’ll be supporting families in our community. Net proceeds from the event benefit the Residential Energy Assistance Partnership (REAP) fund, which provides financial utility assistance for CPS Energy customers in need. GrillsGiving is a great way to fill your plate with great BBQ while supporting neighbors in need. So, before you prepare for Thanksgiving, purchase your fare for a pilgrimage to GrillsGiving.

Check out more photos of the event on Flickr and get updates about GrillsGiving on Facebook.

Sam Taylor

Sam is part of the Corporate Communications team at CPS Energy.

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