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The Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge – October 1, 2011

August 9th, 2011 by ashleyg

Time to Play Ball! It’s official, we are having a Celebrity Softball Game to benefit Louie’s Kids and Run Buddies!

Saturday, October 1, 2011
2pm @ The Joe Riley Park in Charleston, SC
For details on the game, Click Here

Team Captains are Darius Rucker & Bill Murray +
Brian McNamara, Wendy Davis, Terry Serpico and Richard Bryant of Army Wives Lifetime TV Show
Top Chef Contestant Chef Ariane Duarte
Emmy-nominated television host and cookbook author Chef Marvin Woods
Mark Bryan and Jim Sonefeld of Hootie and the Blowfish
Bernie Salazar, Heba Salama and Ed Brantley of The Biggest Loser
Debbie Antonelli, Basketball TV Analyst
John Post, Taylor Filansky, and Eric Bach of the Modern Gypsies and Expedition Impossible TV show

Tickets are $12 & $25. Call 843-724-9267 to purchase.

Watch this Video of Darius Rucker

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Big Announcement Coming Your Way ~ Tuesday, August 9th @ 10am!

August 9th, 2011 by ashleyg

Be on the lookout for the latest news from Louie’s Kids on our Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Game tomorrow! We are hosting a press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, August 9th, at 10am at The Joe to share the latest news on our celebrities and sponsors of our upcoming event. Can’t wait for all the world to share in our fun!

Make sure to mark your calendars to attend the game on Saturday, October 1st at 2pm at the amazing Joe Riley Park, home of the Charleston RiverDogs! Call 843-724-9267 for details or more information.

See you at the ballpark!

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Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge – October 1st

July 30th, 2011 by Louis

Saturday, October 1, 2011
Joe Riley Park

Join Team Captains Darius Rucker & Bill Murray as they lead Team Piggly Wiggly and Team Wells Fargo in an afternoon of softball to benefit Louie’s Kids and Run Buddies! Committed celebrities as of August 1 are Mark Bryan and Jim ‘Soni’ Sonefeld of Hootie and the Blowfish, Brian McNamara, Terry Serpico, Wendy Davis, Richard Bryant of Army Wives fame, Chef Marvin Woods and Ariane Duarte of Top Chef, Bernie Salazar, Heba Salama, & Ed Brantley of the Biggest Loser, with more draft announcements to come! Mark your calendar to join the fun and see which Team Captain wins!

Tickets $25 for Box Seats, $12 for General Admission. Want to play ball on one of the teams? Call 843-724-9267 or email for details!

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2011 Yoga Marathon Date Announced – Oct 29, 2011

July 15th, 2011 by Louis

The 2011 Yoga Marathon to benefit Run Buddies & Louie’s Kids will be on Saturday, October 29 in Marion Square in beautiful Charleston, SC. More details to come. Call 843-724-9267 or email for more information until then…

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Congratulations to Chefs Michelle Weaver and Chelsea for winning the 2011 Trophy

June 22nd, 2011 by Louis

Big Chef Michelle Weaver and Little Chef Chelsea celebrated her 18th Birthday with a winning dish at the 2011 Piggly Wiggly Big Chef Little Chef Challenge presented by IKON Financial Group! The two chefs created the most amazing and unique dish that was a crowd-pleasure: a sugar-free, vegan avocado chocolate pudding covered with strawberries. Yes, chocolate pudding made from avocados! You couldn’t tell it wasn’t the real thing, and tasted amazing.

A huge thank you to all of our event sponsors: Piggly Wiggly, IKON Financial Group, SC Social Scene, Southwest Airlines, Lowndes Grove Plantation, Snyder Event Rentals, Pearlstine Distributors, Cypress Restaurant, Grapevine Distributors, Carolina Craft, Square Onion, Awendaw Green, Earthly Artifacts, J Fletcher Designs, Limelight Custom Sign Company, Perception Wines, Ryan Nelson & Chef Marvin Woods and all of the amazing and participating restaurants and chefs: Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill, Ken Vedrinski of Lucca, Nico Rome of FISH, Marc Collins from Circa 1886, Cary Zapatka from Square Onion, Craig Deihl from Cypress, John Zucker of Cru Cafe, Ben Berryhill from Red Drum, and John Ondo from Lana. We couldn’t have hosted this evening without all of their partnership and support!

Click here for photos of the special evening.

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3rd Annual Piggly Wiggly Big Chef Little Chef Competition – June 16th – Tickets Available!

April 24th, 2011 by Louis

Join Louie’s Kids for its third annual Piggly Wiggly Big Chef/Little Chef Competition presented by IKON Financial Group. Charleston’s top chefs will come together for a one-of-a-kind gastronomic evening. Guests at this event taste delicious culinary creations courtesy of the big chefs and their little counterparts, all of whom are Louie’s Kids participants. You also will enjoy tastes of Perception Wines and other hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Square Onion. All proceeds benefit Louie’s Kids programs to fight childhood obesity.

2011 Participating Chefs: Nico Romo of FISH, Marc Collins of Circa 1886, Cary Zapatka of Square Onion, Craig Deihl of Cypress, John Zucker of Cru Cafe, Ben Berryhill of Red Drum, Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill, Sean Brock of Husk, Ken Vedrinski of Lucca and John Ondo of Cafe Lana.

Enjoy music by Sons of Summer and Doug Jones while watching the most amazing river view and sunset in town!

$50; $45 advance. Call (843)724-9267 or go to to register. Buy your tickets early. This event sells out!

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7th Annual Louie’s Kids Yoga Marathon!

August 27th, 2010 by 2F

Join us at Marion Square in Charleston, SC on Saturday October 9th, 2010 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm (rain or shine)!

Want to join hundreds of other devoted yogi’s for an afternoon of down dogs, headstands or mountain poses in one of Charleston, South Carolina’s most historic parks all the while raising money for a children’s charity? The Yoga Marathon benefiting Louie’s Kids is readying for their 7th year as the region’s most popular yoga event.

Simply log on at and register for your personal fundraising page. Invite friends and family to support your efforts to complete 108 Sun Salutations, a yoga sequence combining 12 postures. Your specific website address will link to your email signature, Facebook, on MySpace and LinkedIn allowing for paperless donations. Tweeting and texting will increase your exposure and direct your followers to where they can donate. Many sponsors donate money for each Sun Salutation or minute of yoga completed.

“This is a particularly emotional and moving year for me personally,” explains Louis Yuhasz, founder of The Yoga Marathon and Louie’s Kids. “Last year the day before the event a 17-pound steel post shot through my windshield while I was driving on I-26 with equipment for the event, the results were a broken jaw and serious slash that ended at my neck artery. The next day while I was in a 6-hour surgery at MUSC Trauma center, the yoga marathon went on and not only did the yoga community come out in record numbers from the hundreds of studio’s across the region, this event went on to raise $25,000.00 –another 7-year record. We recorded donations from 37-states. I am indebted to the yoga community and am just as certain this year will be another extraordinary event for our community” Yuhasz went on to say.

With participants coming from as far as Asheville, NC and Jacksonville, FL to participate, many of the region’s most popular yoga instructors will lead the way in this 7th Annual Yoga Marathon on Saturday, October 9th from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., rain or shine in Marion Square.

This year Louie’s Kids will share a portion of the proceeds with Yoga Benefits Kids, a  non-profit organization devoted to helping children in Title I schools benefit behaviorally and academically from regular yoga practice. In addition this will serve as a new funding source for a new initiative RUNBUDDIES.ORG. Runbuddies will bring athletic mentors to the doors of children who need them most. To find out more about The Yoga Marathon and to create your personal fundraising website, visit or call 843-343-5746

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Big Chef Little Chef 2010 **SOLD OUT

May 11th, 2010 by 2F

Join us for the second annual Big Chef/Little Chef Challenge presented by Piggily Wiggily. Enjoy the best-tasting competition in the Lowcountry as Chefs Craig Deihl, Michelle Weaver, Marc Collins, Sean Brock, Mike Lata, Fred Neuville and Nico Roma, each teamed up with Little Chef from the Louie’s Kids program, battle to see who can create the tastiest — and healthiest — dish. Also meet special guests Chef Marvin Woods from Turner South, and Ed Brantley and his wife Heba Salama, Season 6 finalists on The Biggest Loser. You’ll also enjoy the live music of the legendary Hank Futch.

This special event will be held the evening of June 17, 2010 from 6:30 to 9:00 at the beautiful Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.

We hope to see you there!

**This years event is SOLD OUT!  Thank you for all your support!


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