LONG POND, Pa. (June 16, 2016) – Pocono Raceway will host the 21st annual Pennsylvania Wing Festival on Saturday, August 13 and will award $4,000 in prizes.
Formerly the Pocono Wing Off, the newly branded festival will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. Rain or shine, the festival will take place in the Chalet Village located behind the grandstands of Pocono Raceway.
The event benefits Monroe County Meals on Wheels which will use the funds to bridge the gap between what their clients can pay and what the meals actually cost to produce and deliver. Monroe County Meals on Wheels serves 230 clients monthly with volunteers collectively driving more than 450 miles a day.
“We are tremendously grateful to Pocono Raceway and its staff for creating the new Pennsylvania Wing Festival to benefit Monroe County Meals on Wheels,” said Monroe County Meals on Wheels Executive Director Heidi Fareri. “Having lost our usual venue and with no suitable replacement, we were on the verge of canceling our wing off. Now, thanks to the commitment and generosity of Pocono Raceway, we can continue to help the elderly and disabled homebound of Monroe County receive nutritious meals and remain independent in their homes.”
Admission to the Pennsylvania Wing Festival is just $10. Event tickets may be purchased in advance, either online at www.poconoraceway.com/wingfest or by calling 1-800-RACEWAY. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate on event day. A $5 military discount will be offered and is available in-person with valid identification at the gate or in advance at the Pocono Raceway ticket office. Children under 48 inches are free. Wing tickets will be $1 and available for purchase at the event. Parking at Pocono Raceway is free.
The best wing joints from across the state will compete for bragging rights in addition to hefty prizes. Prizes will be awarded in four categories with $1,000 each going to the winners of hottest wing, best buffalo wing, best alternative wing and chef/VIP choice. Fans will vote on the best buffalo wing and best alternative wing, while judges will select hottest and chef/VIP choice.
Live music and Bingo Sites at Boomtown Bingo entertainment as well as fun for all ages will be offered.
Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.poconoraceway.com/wingfest.
Pocono Raceway will host four additional national motorsports events during the 2016 racing season. The ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards Modspace 150 will be July 29; the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Pocono Mountains 150 is July 30 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Pennsylvania 400 is scheduled for July 31.The Verizon IndyCar Series ABC Supply 500 will be held on August 21. Tickets for all races are now on sale at www.poconoraceway.com or by calling 1-800-RACEWAY.
About Pocono Raceway
Pocono Raceway, also known as “The Tricky Triangle,” is family-owned and situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. In business for over 50 years, the Raceway hosts multiple, national motorsports events including two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, one Verizon IndyCar Series race, one NASCAR XFINITY Series, one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and two ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards events each year. The Raceway has added multiple, adventure-running series events to their annual calendar, including the Warrior Dash. Pocono Raceway is recognized as the world’s first, privately-owned solar-powered sports facility. Their 25-acre, three-megawatt solar farm provides the energy needs of the Raceway, as well as, adds electricity to the local power grid. Each member of our raceway staff is committed to creating exciting experiences and lifelong memories.
For more information, please visit www.poconoraceway.com.
About Monroe County Meals On Wheels
Monroe County Meals on Wheels plans, supplies, and delivers nutritious and appealing meals, with the help of volunteers, to the homebound who are physically or mentally unable to shop for and/or prepare meals for themselves. Monroe County Meals on Wheels currently serves 230 clients monthly, up from 180 at the end of 2015. With the help of its 265 volunteers, Monroe County Meals on Wheels volunteers collectively drive more than 450 miles a day. In 2016, Monroe County Meals on Wheels expects to serve over 100,000 meals. The funds raised by the Pocono Raceway’s 2016 Pennsylvania Wing Festival will be used to bridge the gap between what Monroe County Meals on Wheels clients can pay and what the meals actually cost to produce and deliver. With the help of this event, they can continue providing vital nutritious meals to the homebound residents of Monroe County.