Dining With Denise Neil

How a taco bar and a pale ale will help young Wichita athletes

Help the Cholita’s Strikers get to soccer camp by feasting at a Sunday taco bar.
Help the Cholita’s Strikers get to soccer camp by feasting at a Sunday taco bar. The Wichita Eagle

During the next several days, Wichita diners will have two chances to help support young athletes by eating and drinking.

The first one happens from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at Cholita’s, the Mexican restaurant at 8987 W. Central that is hosting a fundraiser for the youth soccer club that it sponsors, the Cholita Strikers Soccer Club. The group has been invited to a national camp in Rome, Ga., which is open only to the top players from across North America. Eight of the members of the Cholita’s Strikers are among them.

Cholita’s will donate proceeds of sales from a taco bar to send the players to camp. The taco bar is $10 a person and will include two tacos, a side of rice and beans, chips and salsa and a drink. Plates for ages 12 and under are $5. The players and their families will be working at the event. For more information, call 316-305-0195.

Then, on Wednesday, Central Standard Brewing will release a new beer it crafted to benefit League 42, Wichita’s inner-city baseball league. The league includes about 500 kids ages 5 to 15, and it’s financed mostly by donations.

Central Standard has made a Belgian-style pale ale that is titled #42. It will donate 20 percent of all sales of the beer to the league. People also can buy some custom-designed #42 glasses for $20 apiece, and 100 percent of those sales will go the league. During the release party from 3 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, the brewery also will be selling hotdogs, and those proceeds will be donated, too.

Denise Neil: 316-268-6327, @deniseneil