CHILIRHEA Returns February 23, 2013 February 23, 2013 will mark the Eighth Annual Chilirhea, benefitting the families and those affected with Alzheimer’s disease in Northwest Arkansas. The first event was held in 2004 as an excuse for a close group of friends to reunite after college. They wanted an annual occasion that would bring them back together for a great time, no matter where their careers or families took them. They decided to hold a chili cook-off and so “Chilirhea” began. The first Chilirhea had about 15 people gathered in a backyard in Fayetteville. By 2009, there were multiple sponsors, 15 teams and over 125 people gathered, despite snow and ice.
In 2010, the event became tied to the charitable cause of helping find a cure for Alzheimer’s. The friends decided to host an amazing party but also create a tool to give back to the community of Northwest Arkansas. There were 250+ people at Pratt Place Barn and over $6,000 was raised to fight Alzheimer’s. In 2012, the event grew to 25 teams, over 600 people attended and over $20,000 went to the charity. Benefitting the families and those affected with Alzheimer’s disease was an obvious choice as founding members had lost loved ones to the debilitating condition. Alzheimer’s is particularly hard on the family members, not to mention those directly affected by the disease.
Doesn’t the idea of the NWA Community rallying for a good time and a great cause make you hungry for some chili? Mark your calendar!Who: Cooks, Sponsors and Chili Lovers for the 7th annual CHILIRHEA
What: $20 gets free chili ALL DAY, $10 more for a FREE BEER wristband! There is no charge for children 13 years and younger.
What else: There will be live music from Joe Giles and The HomeWreckers, Silent Auctions, Raffles and an Ice Cream Man.
When: Saturday, February 23, 2013. Doors @ Noon.
Where: Jasper Springs Stables in Fayetteville AR
Why: To benefit Alzheimer’s patients and their families. Learn more about the event by clicking here. More: Sponsorship of a cooking team is $350. This will include your logo on the annual Chilirhea t-shirt, flyers and banners. It also reserves your spot to compete in the cook-off.Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Chilirhea2011
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Contact Cory Scott, 501-626-6563 or email@example.com if you are interesting in cooking or a sponsorship.