Try a HEROtini mocktail on the Boardwalk on Friday and vote for your favorite.

Kick off the warmer months with a nice cool beverage at another kind of kick off — the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign’s HEROtini Mocktail Competition.

Join city and state officials 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk between Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Steel Pier and Resorts Casino Hotel for a sampling and subsequent voting of the best HEROtini mocktails in town. The day’s winning mocktail will be announced at a press conference following the tasting. However, the competition will actually be a summer-long contest between Atlantic City-area bars, taverns and restaurants to find the area’s best mocktail, the culmination of which will take place on Aug. 29 at an event at Linwood Country Club.

Additionally, the HERO Campaign is launching its new “Holiday HEROES Safe Ride Program” which will provide free and discounted rides home for patrons of participating HERO bars and taverns over the Thanksgiving to New Year holidays.

For more information about the 2019 HEROtini Challenge, go to

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