Join Us for the 15th Annual Tailgate ChallengeSponsor the 2023 Tailgate Challenge! Host a 2023 Tailgate Challenge Tent!
Saturday, August 26, 2023
11am-2pm on the streets in front of The Bell Center
Presented by Encompass Health
Grab your shakers and fire up the grill for The Bell Center’s 15th annual Tailgate Challenge!
Join us for the competition of the year as teams square off to see who can create the best tailgating experience! This family-friendly event invites football fans to sample delicious food and drinks from some of Birmingham’s best tailgaters. Hob-knob with our celebrity judges as they determine the top winners (Best Food, Best Drink, Most Team Spirit, and Best All-Around), while you help us determine the People’s Choice award!
Tent sponsors deck out their own 10×10 tent in their team or company’s colors while preparing a taste of their best tailgating cuisine and/or libation to share with the approximately 1,000 excited football fans in attendance.
All proceeds benefit The Bell Center, which provides early intervention therapy for infants and toddlers with special needs.
For more information about sponsorships or other questions, please contact Marketing and Development Coordinator, Elise Mayfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 205-547-1278.
2022 Tailgate Challenge Winners
People’s Choice Award- JohnsonKreis Construction
Best Team Spirit- Oklahoma (Kathryn and Bruce Burdette)
Best Food- Mizzou (Dr. Reed Dimmitt)
Best Drink- Kentucky (Bob Thomas and Mike Kendrach)
Best All- Around- Comfort Systems USA
Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors
Brasfield & Gorrie
Medical Properties Trust
Sinclair Broadcast Group
This is Alabama
BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama
Birmingham Mountain Radio
50 Yard Line Sponsors
Alabama Power Company
American Pipe & Supply
Dr. Hutton & Kelly Brantley
Capital Growth Buchalter
Comfort Systems USA
Harbert Management Corporation
O’Sullivan Family Charitable Foundations
Alliance Insurance Group
America’s First Credit Union
Balch & Bingham
Casey & Peter Bartok
Children’s Hospital of Alabama
ERA King Real Estate
J.H. Berry & Gilbert
John 3:16 Foundation
LIVE Design Group
Maridi Huggins Law
Maynard, Cooper & Gale
Melvin & Jill Upchurch
Oakworth Capital Bank
Southern Home Structural Repair
The Turner Family
Weil Wrecker Service
Find more photos from our event on our facebook page.