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Chili Challenge Announced (October, 2007)

Grab your spoon and join the Frisco Education Foundation at its Annual Chili Challenge slated for Friday, Oct. 19 at Pizza Hut Park from 5-7:30 prior to the Frisco High School vs. Centennial High School Varsity Football game at the North Gate Entrance.

The Chili Challenge has grown to be a much anticipated event and so widely attended that it was in dire need of a venue change. Last year’s Chili Challenge fed approximately 1,700 people bowls of the red stuff and the Foundation is looking to an even bigger turnout this year!

FISD teachers, administrators, and staff will be firing up their crock pots for coveted trophies such as “Most Campus Participation”, the “People’s Choice Award”, “Best Theme Booth”, and the first ever “Best Tastin’ Chili” award to be voted on by official Chili Tastin’ Judges! Over 40 competitors will be on hand trying to win your vote for the best chili. Recipes are closely guarded secrets among most competitors – though sometimes a team will share with a taster. The beans or no beans debate continues with various chefs choosing to “think outside the bowl,” on ingredients. Chili concoctions have ranged from traditional to green to white in past years.

Chili Challenge ’07 is sure to be the biggest and best to date with a separate competition for community organizations, corporations, and civic organizations. If you are interested in having a chili booth at the challenge or for more information please contact the Frisco Education Foundation at 469-633-6860. Cost to enter is $100 for (for profit) corporations and organizations and $50 for non-profits. This will be a first-come first-served basis as space is limited for this section of the competition. Deadline to request space is Friday, Oct. 12th.

Tickets for admission into the Chili Challenge are $5 each available at the door and at most FISD elementary campuses. Hot Dogs will also be available for $1.

Proceeds from the Chili Challenge to benefit the Frisco Education Foundation a not-for- profit 501c3 organization established in 1999. The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial resources to maximize student potential in the Frisco Independent School District through educational scholarships for high school seniors and teachers through innovative “Grants for Great Ideas”.