UCP HEARTLAND PRESENTS 8TH ANNUAL ST. LOUIS WING DING
St. Louis, Missouri’s 8th Annual Wing Ding was held on August 8th at Queeny Park.
Supporting all the Amazing Programs of UCP Heartland........AND THE 2018 ST. LOUIS WING DING WINNERS ARE….
Traditional Wing Category Winners:
1st Place: Salt + Smoke (a new Wing Ding Restaurant this year!)
2nd Place: Edgewild Bistro
3rd Place: St. Louis Wing Company
Dry Rub Category:
1st Place: Edgewood Bistro!
2nd Place: St. Louis Wing Company
3rd Place: Joey B’s (Inaugural year…and a winner!)
1st Place: St. Louis Wing Company (a perennial Wing Ding favorite, and a winner in every category!)
2nd Place: Rock & Brews (New in 2018…and gets an award!)
3rd Place: Houlihan’s (First time up, and a winner!)
AND THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD GOES TO…Salt + Smoke…and the crowd went wild!
The competition was stiff this year with 13 participating restaurants and hot, new competitors who showed up in the winner’s circle. The variety of wings this year was exceptional. Chorizo stuffed wing wrapped in bacon then topped with a fried shrimp? Wing Ding gone gourmet, thank you St. Louis Wing Company. This hometown eatery rocked in all three categories this year plus an Honorable Mention in the People’s Choice round.
Thank you to each of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, event attendees and restaurant competitors…we can’t wait to see what next year’s St. Louis Wing Ding brings.
What is a Wing Ding?
The Wing Ding is both a chicken wing contest and an interactive tasting event. Local restaurants donate and showcase their finest chicken wings and compete for trophies along with bragging rights for the best chick wings in each category. A panel of local celebrity judges picks their favorite wings in a blind taste test. Event attendees bestow the greatest honor on one lucky restaurant: The People’s Choice Award. The categories include:
Best Traditional Hot Wings (sauced)
Best Specialty Wings (sauced)
Best Dry Rubbed Wings (unsauced)
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Why sign up?
This year’s Wing Ding fundraising goal is $75,000, and 100% of the proceeds will directly support the programs and services in St. Louis and metro areas that advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of individuals with neurobiological, developmental or physical disabilities. UCP Heartland’s five primary services include Children’s Services, Family Supportive Services, Adult Day Services, Residential Services and Employment Services
Click the button above to learn more about our sponsors
Advocate Title Sponsor
Community Enthusiast Sponsor
Marian Nunn and Tom Wendel
Jeff and Jill Garlich
Nancy Martin Ross
The Hansen Family
Express Scripts Sponsorship
Thank you to Express Scripts, a top 20 St. Louis employer, for being the Presenting Sponsor of the Wing Ding to benefit UCP Heartland programs! Wing Ding is coming to Queeny Park’s Greensfelder Arena August 8. A Fortune 100 company, Express Scripts is the largest pharmacy benefit management organization in the United States. Did you know Express Scripts was founded 32 years ago in St. Louis and today has more than 5,300 employees from the St. Louis region? To purchase admission to the Wing Ding and join Express Scripts in helping people and families living with disabilities, click here.
Midwest Bank Centre Sponsorship
Our gratitude goes out to Midwest Bank Centre, a big community bank with small town spirit for being Advocate Title Sponsor of this year’s annual Wing Ding to benefit UCP Heartland programs, coming to Queeny Park August 8. Midwest BankCentre is a fast-growing, progressive community bank with enduring traditions and values. Founded in 1906 as Lemay Bank & Trust Company, Midwest Bank Centre has maintained its commitment to the metro St. Louis community by supporting charities like UCP Heartland and the adults and families we serve who are living with disabilities. To purchase admission to the St. Louis Wing Ding, please click here: https://www.events.org/creg.aspx?e=118190&m=16
US Foods Sponsorship
Hats off to US Foods, for sponsoring the St. Louis Wing Ding coming to Queeny Park Greensfelder Arena August 8 to benefit the programs of UCP Heartland. As one of the largest food distributors in the United States, US Foods gives back to the communities where they live and work, empowering people with both nourishment and opportunity. Did you know that people with disabilities are required to live below the poverty line to qualify for government supported services? Companies like US Foods help people and families with disabilities access the nutrition they need to live life to the fullest. Come to the Wing Ding and help US Foods support UCP Hearland’s programs.To purchase admission, click here: https://www.events.org/creg.aspx?e=118190&m=16
UCP Heartland is proud to have Sysco as a sponsor of the St. Louis Wing Ding to benefit families living with disabilities. The Wing Ding is coming to Queeny Park Greensfelder Arena August 8. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and other organizations. Sysco places strong focus on diversity and inclusion. Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans is living with a disability. Community partners like Sysco help make job opportunities come true for people with a diverse range of abilities. Join Sysco in supporting the programs of UCP Heartland by purchasing your Wing Ding tickets today at https://www.events.org/creg.aspx?e=118190&m=16
Accolades to Ascension for sponsoring UCP Heartland’s Wing Ding coming to Queeny Park August 8, and for committing itself to a mission of helping all people, especially people who are vulnerable. Ascension, the largest US Catholic health system, advocates for a compassionate and just society. Like UCP Heartland, Ascension helps people and families living with disabilities. Join Ascension in supporting the 2018 Wing Ding to benefit the programs of UCP Heartland by reserving your tickets here.
TD Ameritrade Sponsorship
A shout out to TD Ameritrade for sponsoring this year’s St. Louis Wing Ding coming to Queeny Park on August 8. TD Ameritrade has a large trading center in St Louis and is giving back to the community by supporting the programs of UCP Heartland that help more than 1,000 people with disabilities. TD Ameritrade provides services for people and institutions that are investing online and offers an electronic trading platform for the purchase and sale of financial securities. Join TD Ameritrade in helping people and families with disabilities by purchasing your Wing Ding tickets today here.
The Daniel and Henry Co. Sponsorship
A giant thanks to The Daniel and Henry Company for sponsoring the St. Louis Wing Ding coming to Queeny Park August 8. For more than 90 years, The St. Louis based Daniel and Henry Company has been providing clients with maximum insurance protection in a timely and efficient manner – a commitment that began during the Roaring Twenties and continues to this very day. Join the Daniel and Henry Company in helping people with disabilities live life to the fullest by reserving your Wing Ding tickets here.