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Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbeque Challenge Set For Saturday To Benefit Youth Organization

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(credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

(credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

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By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The public is invited to a barbecue challenge before Saturday’s Phillies game.

Proceeds from food sales benefit urban youth.

There are more than 40 teams participating in the 12th Annual Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge.

The public can buy sample food tickets on site with proceeds benefiting Compete 360, an organization supporting the education and development of at-risk youth.

Compete 360 is the foundation of former Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox.

“If you wanted to come out just have some good barbecue and have a good time, we have some things for the kids to do as well,” says Maddox.  “It’s a four o’clock game, so anybody who is going to the game can stop by and have lunch.”

More than $50,000 is hoped to be raised. It takes place Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the tent setup off of Darien Street outside Citizens Bank Park.

“As soon as you park the car and get out, the aroma will be all over you. So just follow your nose right to the event,” said Maddox.

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