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Rashied Davis hosting charity benefit

Former Bears receiver Rashied Davis will host a fundraiser to benefit his charity, Saturday Place, at Kings Dining & Entertainment Lincoln Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

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"Chef Bowl 2018" will bring together some of Chicago's top chefs for a day of bowling and food. The event will be chaired by Chef Tony Priolo of Piccolo Sogno and Nonnina and Maillard Tavern. In addition to Priolo, other participating chefs include Erick Williams (MK), Kevin Cuddihee (TWO), Cory Morris (Boleo), Tom Valente (Lucille), Ben Grant (Maple & Ash) and Kevin Hickey (Duck Inn).

During the event, all chefs will compete in a "Turkey Bowl" competition, bowling three consecutive frames in unique and challenging ways. The chef with the highest score will receive a commemorative Chef Bowl trophy.

Saturday Place is a premiere academic enrichment program for third and fourth grade Chicago Public School students proven to increase student performance. The program meets weekly on Saturdays at the University of Illinois-Chicago and provides student-focused, attentive instruction. Saturday Place students achieve significant growth, reaching the 99th percentile in math and the 60th percentile in reading, while learning the discipline and skills for lifelong success.

"I'm incredibly proud to be partnering with Saturday Place, an organization that has such a positive influence on the youth of Chicago," Priolo said. "I'm thrilled to bring some of the city's best chefs together for another year of supporting such an amazing cause." 

Lead event sponsors for Chef Bowl 2018 are All Tech Decorating and Pepper Construction. Other event sponsors include the Bears, LendLease, Reflection Window + Wall, Related, Sherwin Williams, S Mechanical and Snaidero.

"Chef Bowl represents the best of what Saturday Place stands for—bringing together a community of people that believe in the future of Chicago's students," Davis said. "I'm incredibly excited to be working with Kings for a third year of this fantastic event." 

Lane sponsorships are available starting at $3,000. General admission tickets are also available for $65 and include entry to the event and samplings of Kings' renowned made-from-scratch menu. Guests will be able to further support Saturday Place by purchasing a commemorative bowling pin onsite at Kings, in order to "score" autographs from their favorite Chicago chefs and sports celebrities during the event. For tickets and more information, visit saturdayplace.org.

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