When

Friday, October 16, 2020 to Monday, October 19, 2020
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Where

Friday, October 16, 2020 to Sunday, October 18, 2020
Various restaurant locations across Long Island

Saturday, October 17, 2020 | 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Association for Mental Health and Wellness
939 Johnson Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

Monday, October 19, 2020 | 7:00pm
Facebook Live Awards Ceremony
http://facebook.com/MHAWSuffolk

HABANERO MEAT SPONSOR



SERRANO VEGAN TEAMS SPONSOR

JALEPENO COOKBOOK SPONSOR

CAYENNE FACEBOOK LIVE SPONSOR

POBLANO SPONSOR


Contact

Ruth McDade
631-672-9613
rmcdade@mhaw.org

 

10th Anniversary Chili Smackdown

Chili lovers across Long Island can enjoy both meat-based and vegan chili selections offered at various locations this October while raising funds for community mental health services by participating in the annual “2020 Chili Smackdown,” a multi-faceted, four-day, chili-centric event.

“Chili Smackdown” offerings will be available from local restaurants from Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18, with a portion of proceeds benefiting local mental health services.

Participants also have the option of visiting the Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW) at 939 Johnson Avenue in Ronkonkoma on Saturday, October 17 between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm to enjoy “grab-and-go,” drive-up pints of chili from their cars.  Volunteers – with COVID-appropriate masks and gloves – will bring chili to participants’ cars under guidelines approved by the Suffolk County Health Department.

The event will culminate in a Facebook Live award ceremony at 7:00 pm on October, 19 to recognize “Chili Teams” that have provided the most chili and to award raffle prizes, which include a range of products, services, and experiences.

This year, MHAW modified the format of the annual “Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival” to conform with social distancing and other public health guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 format is also intended to provide an economic boost to local businesses that have struggled as a result of the virus.

Below you will find information about how you can register a chili team, order pints of chili in advance at a discount, participate in our exciting online raffle, make a contribution, as well as how you or your company can become a sponsor.


ORDER YOUR PINTS OF CHILI
by local teams for pick-up on Saturday, October 17, 12pm to 5pm
at MHAW, 939 Johnson Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

$5 per pint
(Day of Event, Saturday, October 17: $7 per pint)

TEAMS

  • Creatures Comfort (Vegan)
  • Karen Boris Johnson Team (Vegan)
  • Great While Heat (Meat)
  • Suffolk County United Veterans (Meat)
  • Ronkonkoma Rotary (Meat)

CLICK HERE to place your order.

PROFESSIONAL TEAMS

Stop in to any of these food establishments on the dates noted below, purchase some chili, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

GREEN STREET FOOD TRUCK (Vegan)
Fri., Oct. 16, 4pm-10pm, Destination Unknown Beer Co., 15 Chicago Ave., Bay Shore
Sat., Oct. 17, 4pm-8pm, Jonah's Garden, 2279 Jerusalem Ave., No. Bellmore
NEW LOCATION: Sun., Oct 18, 2:30pm-6pm, Hemp Smarts, 2974 Merrick Road, Bellmore

SWEET SOUL BAKERY (Vegan)
Sat., Oct. 17, 11am-2pm, 454 Lake Ave., St. James

CORNUCOPIA (Vegan)
Fri., Oct. 16 - Sun. Oct. 18, 9am-7pm, 35 No. Main Street, Sayville

MARTIN KESSLER VFW, WHEATLEY HEIGHTS (Vegan and Meat)
Fri., Oct. 16, 3pm-9pm | Sat., Oct. 17, 12pm-9pm | Sun., Oct. 18, 12pm-9pm
19 Colonial Springs Rd., Wyandanch (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

LINDENHURST DINER (Vegan and Meat)
Fri., Oct. 16 through Sun., Oct. 18, 7am-12am, 195 Montauk Highway, Lindenhurst

Get the 10th Anniversary Chili

Smackdown Commemorative Cookbook

This limited edition chili coobook contains dozens of chili recipes -- and chili-inspired recipes -- curated to give you some of most delicious and easy-to-make meat and vegan chili dishes.  The book includes Chili Cook-Off photos from throughout the years and at just $10, it is sure to sell-out fast, so order yours today by clicking here.

Show Your Support with a Chili Smackdown Face Mask

Stay protected and protect the people around you while showing your support with this limited-run Chili Smackdown face mask.  Three-layer brushed cotton for maximum protection and comfort.  Just $10.  Click here to place your order.

CHECK OUT OUR EXCITING ONLINE RAFFLE!

Click here for our People's Raffle.

Click here for our Premium Prize Raffle.


Sponsorship Opportunties


$5,000: Chili Pepper Title Sponsor (Limited to One)

Top agency logo and URL on website and social media. Opening one minute promo (live or pre-recorded) during Facebook Live award ceremony. Chili Cookbook inside front cover color ad (W 5 x H 8). Top banner display for Local Talent Day.

$2,000: Habanero Meat Teams Sponsor
Full page Chili Cookbook ad. Prominent display of Agency logo and URL on website and social media. Your logo featured on table tents at participating restaurants. Awarding of chili prize to winning restaurant during Facebook Live event with a one minute promo (live or pre-recorded). Banner display for Local Talent Day.

$2,000: Serrano Vegan Teams Sponsor
Full page Chili Cookbook ad. Prominent display of Agency logo and URL on website and social media. Your logo featured on table tents at participating restaurants. Awarding of chili prize to winning restaurant during Facebook Live event with a one minute promo (live or pre-recorded). Banner display for Local Talent Day.

$1,000: Cayenne Facebook Live Sponsor
Agency logo and URL on website and social media. Thirty second promo (live or pre-recorded) during Facebook Live event. Half page Chili Cookbook ad. Banner display for Local Talent Day.

$1,000: Jalapeno Cookbook Sponsor
Agency logo and URL on website and social media. Full page Chili Cookbook ad. Banner display for Local Talent Day.

$500: Poblano Sponsor
Logo on website and social media. Quarter page ad in Chili Cookbook.

Can't make it?

We'll miss you, but there's still a way you can participate.  By giving generously to our GoFundMe campaign, you can help further our efforts to provide community-based mental health programs as well as vital support services for our Veterans.  Please click here to make your donation today.