Throughout the hunting season, many alumni & friends of Central Catholic donate portions of their meat from various hunts to host the Annual Wild Game Dinner. This meat is collected by Ottea’s Meat Processing and processed specifically for the WGD Committee. A team of grilling experts from the committee season & prepares all of this meat. On the day of the event, the team will BBQ, fry, and smoke over 600 pounds of food to serve all attendees.
The 5th Annual Wild Game Dinner has taken on a different feel this year because of COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, the in-person event shifted focus to a 100% virtual presentation and online auction. (Check out the auction HERE)
Since this shift to a virtual event, the Wild Game Dinner Committee made a unanimous choice to donate all remaining processed wild game meat to the San Antonio Food Bank. On Thursday, October 22, Wild Game Dinner Committee members helped to loa
d all the meat onto a SAFB truck to be weighed and distributed to needy families in the area.
The final tally of all meat donated, 411 pounds, was a record for venison received by the San Antonio Food Bank! The donation will help serve over 450 families in the community. The committee is incredibly proud of this donation and would like to thank the entire Central Catholic community for supporting this effort with donations of meat throughout the year.
The Wild Game Dinner is still holding a virtual event this evening (October 24) from 7 pm – 8 pm (https://CCHS.cbo.io). Their silent auction will conclude at 9 pm.
The CCHS Wild Game Dinner began five years ago by a group of dedicated alumni that wanted to create an event that appealed to a new segment of alumni and friends of Central Catholic. The Inaugural Wild Game Dinner was put together in less than four months and was a major success. The first three events were held in the Historic Alumni Gymnasium on campus before moving into the new Kahlig-Cowie Convocation Center. The move into the new convocation center allowed the Wild Game Dinner to expand attendance to over 600 guests!
Proceeds from the Wild Game Dinner have helped to: