Real Men Are Mama’s Boys: Mama’s Kitchen Hosts Inaugural Bar Olympics Tournament Fundraiser

Real Men Are Mama’s Boys: Mama’s Kitchen Hosts Inaugural Bar Olympics Tournament Fundraiser
January, 2011 Client News

SAN DIEGO – Jan. 31, 2011 – Mama’s Kitchen announces a new fundraising event as part of the organization’s 20th anniversary festivities. The event is “Man Diego,” and will be held on Wed., March 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at True North Tavern in North Park. Man Diego is friendly competition for men and women to participate in tournament style “Bar Olympics” fundraiser to enable Mama’s Kitchen to cook and deliver hot, nutritionally specific meals free of charge to men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS or cancer, throughout San Diego County.

“Hosting Man Diego in the San Diego community of North Park brings the mission of Mama’s Kitchen to the heart of the city that we serve, and we hope to introduce our organization to those who may not have heard of us before,” explains Alberto Cortes, executive director, Mama’s Kitchen.

Man Diego is hosted by True North Tavern, located at 3815 30th Street, in the heart of the San Diego neighborhood of North Park. Teams move through three rounds of short quick bar games (sans alcohol), capped off with a taco eating contest to decide the winner. Participants and spectators will enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Urban Solace and True North and witness local teams (of men or  “wo”men) compete to claim the title of Man Diego Champions. All attendees will have the chance to win awesome prizes, listen to great tunes and enjoy complimentary food and drink specials throughout the evening.

There are a limited number of spots available for teams to participate. Pre-event registration for a team of two people is just $60 ($30 per team member) and includes games registration, two t-shirts, two complimentary drink tickets and two faux ‘staches (if you don’t have your own). Spectators are welcome too, and tickets are just $10 per person. Parking is available in the North Park Parking Garage across the street from True North.

To learn more about the event, to register a team, or to purchase tickets, please contact Kim Sontag at 619-233-6262 ext. 112 or More information is also available at

About Mama’s Kitchen 
Mama’s Kitchen was founded in 1990 when volunteers from the AIDS Assistance Fund, a food bank for people with AIDS, discovered that many of their clients were becoming too ill to take care of themselves. They realized that a reliable home meal delivery service was needed to ensure that these individuals would continue to receive nutritious, life-sustaining food. In 2004, Mama’s Pantry was opened to provide individuals with HIV/AIDS who are able to prepare meals the opportunity to supplement their nutritional needs. Mama’s Kitchen has served over five million meals since it was founded and has never turned away a client who qualified for our services.  Our commitment to our clients remains unchanged. Today, the organization has expanded its service to San Diegans affected by either AIDS or cancer. Mama’s Kitchen provides three meals a day, for every day of the year, free of charge, to nearly 300 men, women, and children in San Diego County. Learn more and make a donation at