Chi Omega is welcoming the autumn season with their Chili Cook Off scheduled for Sept. 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tickets cost $5 and include admission and the chance to judge chili varieties. Proceeds go toward Chi Omega’s continued alliance with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It is the first of the two main philanthropic events they plan each semester.
“It is our national philanthropy of choice and that’s been a longstanding affiliation,” said Crystal Schupbach, Chi Omega philanthropy chair.
To participate in the event, contestants can email Schupbach to either sign up for a chili entry or be a taste-tester. Sign-ups will also be in the Union the week of Sept. 27.
Schupbach noted that Chi Omega is paying special attention to which fundraisers have been the biggest hits among students. Students may see some returning and new events on the calendar, all with the same attention to active service and philanthropy. The autumn festivities at the Chili Cook-off are an opportunity to share that mindset – complete with chili.