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Tickets on Sale for the Piggly Wiggly Big Chef Little Chef 2012

May 10th, 2012 by ashleyg

Tickets are on sale for the 4th Annual Piggly Wiggly Big Chef Little Chef Challenge!

Join us on Thursday, June 14th from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at the Lighthouse on the Creek in Mt. Pleasant for an evening of food, fun, and festivities to benefit Louie’s Kids.

Tickets can be purchased on-line here or at the Square Onion in I’on or Royall Hardware on Coleman Boulevard, both in Mt. Pleasant.

Prices are $50 for advance tickets and $65 the day of the event. Tickets include the creations of the chef duos, beer from Pearlstine Distributors & the Piggly Wiggly, wine courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company, Cypress restaurant, the Charleston Grill, and The Griffon, plus hors d’oeuvres from the Square Onion & Stono Cafe.

Featured Chefs this year: 2009 James Beard winner, Best Chef Southeast Mike Lata of FIG, French Master Chef Nico Romo of FISH, Marc Collins of Circa 1886, Cary Zapatka of Square Onion, 2012 James Beard-nominated and finalist Craig Deihl of Cypress, John Zucker of Cru Cafe, John Ondo of Lana Restaurant, 2011 Winner Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill, Kevin Johnson of The Grocery, 2012 James Beard-nominated Jeremiah Bacon of OAK and 2012 James Beard-nominated Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca.

Entertainment will be provided by musicians Doug Jones and Charles Hedgepath, and you won’t want to miss the opportunity to win a “Night on the Town” package, courtesy of Crushed Fine Wine, Red Drum and Mt. Pleasant Shuttle, a French Oven from Le Creuset and 2 Round-Trip Tickets on Southwest Airlines.

See you there!

For more information, please call 843-724-9267 or email



Official Airline Sponsor of Louie's Kids



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Seeking Volunteers for the Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge – 8-4-12

May 6th, 2012 by ashleyg

Seeking Volunteers for the 2nd Slim Down the South Celebrity softball Challenge, Year 2, to benefit Louie’s Kids! Takes a team of folks to make the day happen so we look forward to hearing from you!

Slim Down the South Volunteer Application 2012

Join the Fun in 2012!

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Sponsor Packets for 2012 Events Available Here!

March 21st, 2012 by ashleyg

Big Chef Little Chef 2012 – June 14, 2012

Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge 2012 – August 4, 2012

9th Annual Yoga Marathon – October 6, 2012

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4th Annual Piggly Wiggly Big Chef Little Chef – June 14, 2012

March 20th, 2012 by ashleyg

The date is set for the 2012 Piggly Wiggly Big Chef Little Chef to benefit Louie’s Kids & Run Buddies. We are excited that this year’s event will be held in The Lighthouse overlooking Shem Creek, with lots of room and AC! Details are being confirmed daily and will be forthcoming so keep coming back here or visit our page on Facebook. Louie’s Kids on Facebook

Big Chef Little Chef 2012 Sponsor Packet

Participating Chefs:

2011 Winner, Chef Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill
Chef Marc Collins of Circa 1886
2010 Winner, Chef Mike Lata of FIG
Chef Jeremiah Bacon of Oak Steakhouse
Chef Nico Romo of Fish
Chef John Ondo of Lana Restaurant
Year 1 Winner, Chef Craig Deihl of Cypress
Chef John Zucker of Cru Cafe and Catering
Chef Cary Zapatka of Square Onion
Chef Ben Berryhill of Red Drum & Next Door
Chef Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca
Chef Kevin Johnson of The Grocery

Entertainment by Doug Jones, with more musical guests to join and celebrity guest to make an appearnace. Tickets are $50 pre-event and $65 day-of and will go on sale May 1st. Call 843-724-9267 or email for more info!

Tickets sell out quickly so buy them as soon as they go on sale.

Can’t wait to see you there and taste more amazing healthy dishes!

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2012 Fundraisers Announced!

February 9th, 2012 by ashleyg

Our 2012 Fundraisers have been set! Put these dates on your calendar and check back for more details as they come together.

Big Chef Little Chef - June 14th @ The Lighthouse on Shem Creek
Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Game – August 4th @ The Joe
Circa 1886 Celebrity Guest Chef Dinner – August 16th @ Circa 1886
The Yoga Marathon – October 6th – Marion Square

Looking forward to these great events for 2012! Contact if you have any questions or want to volunteer.

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MUSC Health Go Red! Heart 5K Run/Walk this weekend – Feb 11th @ 9am

February 7th, 2012 by ashleyg

We’re at it again! Our amazing kids and running partners will be participating this Saturday in the MUSC Health Go Red! Heart 5K Run/Walk to bring awareness to Heart Health month. Come see them on the race course and cheer them to victory! We are so very proud each time one of our own crosses the finish line; I know you will be too. We hope to see you there! If you want to run or walk yourself, they would love to have you. Visit Here

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A Benefit Dinner Featuring Chefs Ariane Duarte, Carla Hall and Amanda Frietag – Join Us on November 15th in Montclair, New Jersey!!

November 4th, 2011 by ashleyg

Join Bravo’s Top Chef and Today Show contributor Chef Ariane Duarte and Chefs Amanda Freitag from the Food Network show CHOPPED and Carla Hall with ABC’s new afternoon show, “The Chew”, in a benefit dinner to introduce Louie’s Kids & Run Buddies to the New Jersey and New York areas.

The evening will start at 7:00 p.m. with a champagne toast at Duarte’s restaurant, CulinAriane at 33 Walnut Street in Montclair, New Jersey. Courses will be prepared by Chefs Freitag and Duarte and with a finale by Duarte’s husband and partner, Chef Michael Duarte. Wines will be paired with each course and a live auction will be lead by Chef Carla Hall.

Of the many luxury items up for auction that evening, there will be a one-of-a-kind weekend for two in Charleston, South Carolina. Tickets were awarded by Southwest Airlines and hotel accommodations donated by The Charleston Place Hotel, an Oriental Express property for the auction. The trip also includes a carriage ride, Charleston harbor tour and dinners at 2010 and 2011 James Beard award-winning restaurants, Fig and HUSK (which recently was named Best New Restaurant in America by Bon Appétit).

Tickets: $125 (Price includes Food and Wine. Tax, Gratuity and Additional Beverages additional.)

For more details and to make reservations, please call CulinAriane at (973) 744-0533.

For information on these amazing Chefs:

Chef Ariane Duarte
Chef Carla Hall
Chef Amada Freitag

To see the difference our Run Buddies program can make, please visit our Run Buddies site and watch the video on 2 brothers that benefited from having a Run Buddy. Run Buddies Video

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Our Yoga Marathon is this Saturday, October 29th!

October 24th, 2011 by ashleyg

Details and registration information below!


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8th Annual Yoga Marathon Date Announced ~ Saturday, October 29th, 2011

October 1st, 2011 by ashleyg

The 8th Annual Yoga Marathon presented by Half Moon Outfitters to benefit Louie’s Kids and Run Buddies in Charleston, SC will be held on Saturday, October 29th! Join us in Marion Square from noon to 3pm for an afternoon of sun salutations and downward dogs to raise funds for our special programs. To register yourself or your team, Click Here.

For more information, please call 843-724-9267 or email

Start practicing your poses and share with all of your friends!

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Circa 1886 Guest Chef Dinner to benefit Louie’s Kids

August 11th, 2011 by Louis

Looking forward to another great evening at Circa 1886 Chef Marc Collins and friends Chef Bob Waggoner and Chef Scott Crawford. Thank you to Circa 1886, the amazing chefs and Perception Wines for your endless support of Louie’s Kids!

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