February 8th, 2014 will mark the ninth annual Chilirhea, a chili cook-off that began in 2004 bringing friends from college back together once a year for a good time. The first year consisted of four friends competing for bragging rights. By 2013, we had gone from 200 attendees raising $6,300 at Pratt Place Barn in 2010, to over 600 attendees raising $32,000 at Jasper Springs Stable in 2013 for Alzheimers!
Alzheimer’s Arkansas is an independent non-profit organization serving Arkansas since 1984. Their mission is to provide the information and support needed so that all Arkansans affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are able to live with dignity and comfort until a cure is found. Alzheimer’s Arkansas was an easy choice to partner Chilirhea with because several of us have lost family members to the disease. Alzheimer’s is extremely difficult on the individual, not to mention the family members.
The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
This year’s Chilirhea will be located at the Fayetteville Town Center and will include music by TJ Scarlett and the Uncrowned Kings. Tickets cost $30 for all the chili and drinks you can consume. There will be a silent auction, hot dog stand, and wine pull. We will also have event t-shirts and koozies for sale. We are reaching out for silent auction items or money donations to help our event continue growing and reach our goal this year of $35,000.
We also raise money for Alzheimer’s Arkansas and Alzheimer’s Association from the entry fee for the teams cooking in the event. The entry fee is $350 to cook and many companies sponsor teams at the $350 donation level. Our sponsorship levels are attached showing what you or your company will receive with each level of donation ranging from $350-$5000.
If you are interested in donating to Chilirhea, then please contact:
Amber Scott: 214.202.1517
Cory Scott: 501.626.6563
OR email us at Chilirhea@gmail.com