Chili Cook-off Heats up the Giving!

What hits the spot on a cold, rainy day in February? Chili and beer say over 650 folks who came out to Sycamore Brewing for our 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off! 45 chili competitors rose to the challenge with flavors ranging from traditional, ultra-spicy, vegetarian and exotic- think peanut butter and squash. The chili, beer and laughter flowed until late in the afternoon when the pots were empty and the bragging rights awarded! In the end, over $12,000 was given to support Bless Back Worldwide.

Our organizers, Nick and Dalissia Grothe, have a special fondness for Bless Back. They spent their honeymoon with us in Haiti, starting a lifelong tradition of service as a couple. Nick and Dalissia continue to invest as “Blessbackers” (monthly givers) and host events, like the Chili Cook-off, to raise funds and awareness. Their generosity supports the important work that happens on the ground in Haiti and Nicaragua every day because of Bless Back. We are grateful for volunteers like the Grothes whose passion drives our ministry!

A special thanks to Spaugh Dameron Tenny for their help in organizing the event and to our premier sponsor, Circle K.

A huge thank you also goes to:

  • Sycamore Brewing
  • Turning Concepts
  • NFP
  • Graphic Impressions
  • ECM
  • SDT
  • Mountain Khaki