Hoboken Volunteers Chili Cookoff
Chili Cook-Off & Homebrewing Competition for charity in Hoboken
“Things are about to get hot and spicy this winter as Hoboken Volunteers stirs up the pot for some delicious competition.”
To support HOPES CAP, Inc. and their adult services that provide clients assistance with employment, self-sufficiency and education, Hoboken Volunteers is hosting its 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off & Homebrewing Contest on February 25th from 2-6pm at the BPO Elks Lodge No. 74 in Hoboken, NJ (10th & Washington Streets).
Prizes for Best Judged and Fan Favorite for both chili and home-brewer competitions will be awarded. Over 20 chili recipes and 15 home-brewed beers have entered the contest!
Tickets are $25 per person and include chili and beer samplings. Enjoy!
“A day of community bonding”
“Through this program,” said Marisa Musachio, director of the program operations at HOPES (Hoboken Organization against Povery and Economic Stress) CAP, Inc. said, “low income clients will achieve personal, professional, and educational self-sufficiency goals. The programs include teaching computer literacy, financial education, and a class on life skills.”
Along with a day of community bonding, fundraising and experiencing some of the best chili and beer in Hoboken, of course, prizes for Best Judged and Fan Favorite for both chili and home-brewer competitions will be awarded. Over $2,200 in prizes and gift certificates from local businesses will be awarded to the winners. This year’s judges include Peter Genovese, the Star Ledger reporter known for the famous Munchmobile, Anthony Pino, the owner of Bin14 and Anthony David’s and Ginger Zee from Good Morning America.
Last year, the event raised approximately $3,500 for the Eric LeGrand Believe Fund, which contributed to the medical bills of a Rutgers football player who was paralyzed during a game in 2010.
Tim Occhipinti, founder of Hoboken Volunteers, said “This event represents the best of Hoboken. I am surrounded by people who give their time to the community without asking for anything in return. Your selfless efforts are part of what makes Hobokena wonderful place to live.”