Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity announces organizations to receive funding

Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity is pleased to announce the non-profit organizations that will receive funding from this year’s chili for charity cook-off.  Twenty-eight applications were submitted for consideration and 10 were selected. 

The Wabash River Defenders, 85 Hope, Best of the Best, Wabash County Transit, FAME, Honeywell Center Educational Outreach Program, Paradise Spring Historical Park, Special Olympics of Wabash County, Wabash County Historical Museum, and The Access will all benefit from the one-day fundraising event. 

“The selection process is the most difficult,” said Wade Weaver, executive committee member.  “There are many qualified organizations serving the community that need funding. It is a tough decision every year.”  Since the cook-off’s inception, more than $300,000 has been granted to non-profit organizations serving Wabash County.

This year will mark the 11th anniversary of the event, which will be held on Oct. 19, at Paradise Spring Historical Park with gates opening at noon. A newly designed t-shirt will be available for purchase exclusively at Kitchens Plus.  All proceeds are earmarked for distribution to the ten charities selected as benefactors from this year’s chili cook-off.

Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity is pleased to partner with United Fund again.  “Leveraging local dollars to reinvest in our community is a great by-product of the cook-off,” shared Todd Titus, president for the organization. 

Posted on 2013 Jul 16