Mission United

NFL PLAYERS AND MILITARY VETERANS COMPETED IN A COOK-OFF TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES.

On January 29th, the United Way of Broward County and OAD Healthcare held a Master Chef Healthy Kitchen Cook-Off event with Washington Redskins player Kenny Ladler, New England Patriots player Phillip Dorsett, and other NFL Players and military veterans at Allied Kitchen & Bath in Fort Lauderdale. More than 75 local notables watched as they cooked simple, yet healthy meals to bring awareness to the importance of mental health wellness and healthy lifestyles.

During the cook-off, seven military veterans competed against NFL Players including Kenny Ladler, Washington Redskins; Phillip Dorsett, New England Patriots; Deon Lacey, Miami Dolphins; Jaylen Watkins, LA Chargers; and Stephen Weatherly, Minnesota Vikings.

Guests enjoyed an evening of entertainment, mixing and mingling with pro-athletes, and light bites provided by Lenore Nolan Ryan Catering & Cooking. Kathleen Can-non, President/CEO of United Way of Broward County, and Bill Feinberg, Owner of Allied Kitchen & Bath, gave inspiring speeches about the importance of supporting healthy habits among our military veterans and youth athletes. Mercedes Dericho, Founder/CEO of OAD Healthcare, informed guests about the launch of OAD Healthcare, a non-profit organization that renders mental health treatment to military veterans and individuals in underserved communities. The hungry and discerning foodie judges of the evening included Kip Hunter, Founder & CEO of Kip Hunter Marketing; Bill Feinberg, Owner of Allied Kitchen & Bath; and Tracey Holmes from United Way Worldwide.

Judges
JoeFeinberg, Bill Feinberg, and Lewis Reif
Ryan Bancroft, Kenny Ladler, Sybil Alison, and Stephen Weatherly
Mission United Veterans and NFL Players
Alex Duran, Orlando Abreu and Brian Thompson
Bill Feinberg, Kathleen Cannon, Mercedes Dericho, and Kenny Ladler
Ron Lowther and Carolyn Burns

Photo credit: Downtown Photo