28th Annual Chili Cook-Off Proceeds Donated to Charity
COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 12, 2015) – The 28th Annual Chili Cook Off in Five Points was a huge success. With over 45 cooking teams and 50 chilis offered to patrons, the event attracted over 4,000 people on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Today, members of the Chili Cook-Off planning committee were able to donate the event’s proceeds in the amount of $12,698.46 to Camp Kemo.
The Chili Cook-Off would not have been possible without the generous support of businesses across the midlands, including: Shock Top, Bi-Lo, Banfi Vinters, University Oaks, Garnet Riverwalk, South Carolina Education Lottery, California Dreaming, City of Columbia, McDaniel's Automotive, Nicky's Pizza, King Arthur Flour, Pawley's Front Porch, Rosewood Market, Cold Stone Creamery, Group Therapy, 92.1 The Palm, ColaDaily.com, 94.3 The Dude, and Elite Framing. The Five Points Foundation looks forward to the 29th Annual Chili Cook-Off coming this fall and will begin planning this summer.
Jaime Lomas (Event Chef Manager), Ed Atkinson (Cold Stone Creamery), Bobby Redfern (1st Place Overall Wining Team – Blazing Saddles), Bruce Crouch (Event Production Manager), Scott Fleming (Group Therapy), Tommy Brown (Event Security), Jon Sears (1st Place Winner for Restaurant Category – Jake’s), Keith Johnson (1st Place Winner for Restaurant Category – Jake’s), Kelly Tabor (Foundation Board Member).
Denise Stahl (Foundation Treasurer), Alyssa Lomas, Kelly Glynn (Event Collections Manager), Jessica Smoake (Children’s Hospital Development Coordinator), Priscilla Young (Children’s Hospital Development Director), Amy Beth Franks (Chair of Chili Cook-Off & Five Points Association Executive Director), Lauren Strickland (Five Points Association).
About Camp Kemo:
A cherished program for young patients and their siblings since 1980, Camp Kemo is a weeklong summer camp for patients with cancer, ages 5-18, and their siblings. Staffed by Palmetto Health physicians, nurses and volunteers, Camp Kemo allows campers to swim, boat, hike and be kids. The fun times at Camp Kemo lay important groundwork for future treatment as participants learn to trust, respect and relate to one another. Camp Kemo is completely funded by community donations.
About the Five Points Foundation:
The Five Points Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 that helps with the operations of neighborhood groups and associations dedicated to community improvement through beautification projects, area sustainability, zero waste endeavors and through contributions to many of the area's non-profits that are making similar efforts to improve the City of Columbia.
For more information about the Chili Cook-Off in Five Points, please visit www.FivePointsColumbia.com.