GrillsGiving is a celebration of BBQ, music and giving back to the community
October 18, 2023 (SAN ANTONIO) – CPS Energy is hosting its 8th annual GrillsGiving event where all net proceeds will go directly to the utility’s Residential Energy Assistance Partnership (REAP).
REAP is a CPS Energy program that provides utility assistance to families in need across the CPS Energy service territory.
GrillsGiving will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Mission County Park.
CPS Energy has been hosting GrillsGiving since 2014, providing tasty BBQ for the community to enjoy. The event includes live music and a family-friendly festival-like atmosphere, including activities for children. Forty-seven teams will compete in the cook-off, including 18 CPS Energy employee teams. A team of judges will select the best in chicken, ribs and brisket, while attendees will vote for the People’s Choice Honors.
Tickets can be purchased online at cpsenergy.com/grillsgiving or in person at the event. General Admission tickets start at $15, with all-inclusive tickets ranging from $30- $150 dollars. Children under 12 and active and retired military can enter for free (with valid ID). Free parking is available for all guests.
Information about REAP
REAP is a non-profit foundation that helps families in need pay their utility bills. Established in 2002 through a partnership between CPS Energy, the City of San Antonio, and Bexar County, REAP has continued to assist families in need with their utility bills and educate them on energy-saving conservation measures to help them save money.
“CPS Energy’s commitment to our community is demonstrated through REAP,” said KJ Feder, Senior Director of Community Engagement & Corporate Responsibility. “Events like GrillsGiving help raise money so families in need have support with paying their electricity bill. CPS Energy is proud to contribute $1 million annually to REAP and works throughout the year to raise additional funds for the program. We thank our partners and participants for taking the time to help their neighbors in need.”
This program helps the elderly, the disabled, families with children and customers with critical-care equipment. The City of San Antonio and Bexar County manage the application process for REAP.
For the latest updates and additional event details, please visit the official CPS Energy GrillsGiving webpage at cpsenergy.com/grillsgiving. More information about REAP can be found here.
About CPS Energy
Established in 1860, CPS Energy is the nation’s largest public power, natural gas, and electric company, providing safe, reliable, and competitively-priced service to more than 930,114 electric and 381,379 natural gas customers in San Antonio and portions of seven adjoining counties. Our customers’ combined energy bills rank among the lowest of the nation’s 20 largest cities – while generating $9 billion in revenue for the City of San Antonio for 80 years. As a trusted and strong community partner, we continuously focus on job creation, economic development, and educational investment. We are powered by our skilled workforce, whose commitment to the community is demonstrated through our employees’ volunteerism in giving back to our city and programs aimed at bringing value to our customers. CPS Energy is among the top public power wind energy buyers in the nation and number one in Texas for solar generation.