Charity Off The Hook Presents

Annual Seafood Fundraiser Benefiting Regional Charities

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‘Charity Off The Hook’ returns to The Tavern At Ivy City Smokehouse for their Annual Seafood Fundraiser Benefiting Regional Charities

Washington, D.C. (April 24th, 2018) – Charity Off The Hook (COTH) is pleased to announce its seventh annual fundraiser will return to ‘The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse’ on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 from 6-10 p.m. ‘Vegas in Ivy City’ celebration raises money for several noteworthy charities in the region for a night of incredible seafood prepared by top chefs in Washington, D.C. One evening for the entire local food community to come together and focus on raising funds and awareness to some truly worthy charities.

The ‘Charity Off The Hook’ celebration showcases seafood products, with each chef preparing a unique signature dish.

The fundraiser benefits the following past and present charities: Martha’s Kitchen, Becky’s Fund, Horton’s Kids, American Experience Foundation, Washington Youth Garden, DAHEC, Blue Ridge Food Bank, Educated Eats, GWU Mammovan, Microgreens, Miriam’s Kitchen, National Kidney Foundation, Seafood Nutrition Partnership, The Children’s Inn at NIH and Wish-a-Fish Foundation, BrainFood. COTH further maintains an ongoing partnership with Washington, D.C. based sustainable seafood distributor, ProFish. Together the two organizations identify local charities and host this annual celebration to raise funds for local non-profits.

“It is a great opportunity for us to contribute to the community and the industry in which we serve,” says ProFish owner Greg Casten. “We are also able to share with anyone who is a recipient of our giving why and how seafood is an important and viable component of our ecosystem and the health benefits of eating seafood on a regular basis.”

ProFish VP Tim Lydon writes, ͞Charity Off The Hook recognizes it is wonderful to do things for those who will never be able to repay. Our annual event is our way of using our means to reach as many as we can possibly assist. It is true that ͞you make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.͟ COTH takes great pride in giving back.͟

John Rorapaugh, Co-Founder of COTH states that COTH and ProFish together strive to educate and serve the community by following the USDA/HHA Dietary Guidelines of eating seafood twice a week for optimum health.

“Unfortunately, only 1 in 5 Americans follow this guideline,” says Rorapaugh, “and it is, therefore, our hope that in celebrating the benefits of seafood there is increased awareness of the health, nutrition, and wellness that results by adding seafood to one’s diet.”

Along with individual chef tasting stations, the event will feature a raw bar with fresh shucked oysters, a smoked seafood station featuring product from the Ivy City Smokehouse, a beer garden on the patio, a casino night, and a variety of local and regional wines.