Chili vs. cancer cook-off next month | Community Spirit
On Nov. 3 cancer gets a new enemy.
We already have runs, walks, yellow bracelets, phoneathons, and all kinds of activities to fight against cancer, but this year the Junior Executive Board of the American Cancer Society Memphis Chapter is stepping up their game with a chili cooking competition at Audubon Park near the Cancer Survivors Park.
It's a great venue for a great cause.
Here’s the short and sweet of it, teams set up early and start cooking onsite. Judging will happen around 11 a.m., then the general admission ticket buyers will come in to the park.
Each team is recommended to cook up about five gallons of chili, so that after the judging, they can share their delicious creations with the rest of the guests.
General ticket buyers will come by tents and make donations to taste your chili with all of the proceeds going to ACS.
TVs for football are planned to be setup for entertainment. Think of a pre-game tailgate, only this time it isn’t SEC football, rather one in which we are all on the same team, the fight against cancer.
Get in the game
All it takes is to take part is to gather up four of your buddies and enter a team in the competition. The entry fee is $250 for the team, and you are in the game. Signups are open until Oct. 25, when there will be an all team meeting to go over the plans, so you’ve got a little time to step up your game. Sign up on the American Cancer Society website.
Step it up
I can tell you this. I competed in the Best Memphis Burger Fest as my first cooking competition, and I had an awesome time. It is a great way to spend some time with your friends and raise some money for a great cause.