Wings & Things Update....

Twin Falls Optimist Club's 6th Annual Wings & Things, Ultimate Tailgate Challenge

Twin Falls Optimist Club is very proud to say this year's 6th Annual Wings & Things, Ultimate Tailgate Challenge Fundraiser held on September 10, 2016 was a huge success.  The fundraiser started 6 years ago with a husband and wife team; Dustin & Keleigh Godfrey, members of the Optimist Club, they wanted something new for the Club and the Community.  It been a success every year.  In the last 5 years the Optimist Club has donated the funds back into the Schools in the Magic Valley from helping build the O'Leary Track and this year donated to the nine Twin Falls School District Elementary Schools for recess equipment and to Valley House to help the kids with school activities and learning, for approximately $75,000.

As the crowd walked around sampling the wonderful wings, BBQ, Chili, Dutch oven cooking, desserts and many extra surprises, they were entertained with Half-time wing eating contest, with Morningside Elementary School winning, the Traveling School Spirit Trophy was awarded to the Twin Falls High School, and bidding on items from the Silent Auction.  We had great music for the crowd to enjoy while watching the kids do Burpees for Bucks; the proceeds went to the schools the students represented and at the end of the day everyone voted for their favorite dish, with the People's Choice going to O'Jimmie's BBQ.  All net proceeds raised is being donated to the nine elementary schools with the Twin Falls School District and the Kids at Valley House for recess equipment.

The Optimist Club could not have done it alone, they want to thank all of the Sponsors in the community for helping this year. Modern Woodmen, Rob Green Auto Group, D.L. Evans Bank, Scholes Dermatology, Zions Bank, First Federal, Idaho Central Credit Union, Don Anderson Construction, and Idaho Power. 

 1st Place Winners per Category:  Wings - Jim Jewell, Chili - Blue Lakes Rotary Club, Dutch Oven - CSI Hospitality, BBQ - Brats & Beer/Dennis Bowyer, No Rules - TF Boosters/Street Tacos, Sweets - CSI Baking. 


Wings & Things, Ultimate Tailgate Challenge

 Contact us at [email protected] and reserve your tickets.  2 for $15 if purchased in advance or $10 at the park.


Twin Falls Optimist Club hosting 6th Annual Wings & Things,

Ultimate Tailgate Challenge

on September 10, 2016 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

at the Twin Falls City Park

As you are walking around sampling the wonderful wings, BBQ, Chili, Dutch oven cooking, and extra surprises; you will be able to listen to great music, vote for your favorite vendor and help raise funds for the Kids at Valley House and recess equipment for the nine Twin Falls School District Elementary Schools.

If you would like to show off your cooking skills, or would like to help Sponsor please contact us at

[email protected]


We would like to thank our sponsors this year: 

Modern Woodman, DL Evans Bank, First Federal, Idaho Power, Rob Green, Scholes Dermatology, and Zions Bank.

Don Anderson Construction. Idaho Central Credit Union, and O'Dunkens




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