The 6th Annual Santa Clarita Valley Charity Chili Cook-off at Wolf Creek Brewery on Tuesday night, March 20 will benefit the WiSH Education Foundation for Hart District students.
More than 40 of the SCV’s best chili cookers will serve their secret recipes, and hungry attendees will get to vote for their favorites. Three winners will be chosen by attendees, and three will be chosen by an official panel of celebrity judges.
The celebrity judges announced to date are Santa Clarita City Councilman Cameron Smyth and former American Gladiator Lori “Ice” Feterick. A third judge will be named soon, according to event organizers.
2018 SCV Charity Chili Cook-off Judge Cameron Smyth
SCV Charity Chili Cook-off judge Lori “Ice” Feterick, American Gladiator
The 2018 cook-off’s beneficiary focuses on personal development and education for SCV young people.
The WiSH Education Foundation is the official public charity 501(c)3 organization for the support of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s educational programs. The Foundation supports the 23,000 Hart District students in grades 7-12. Through community and corporate partners, WiSH funds programs and initiatives that go beyond what tax dollars provide and help elevate and prepare our students for life.
This year’s event Presenting Sponsors are Gerard Cosmetics and Whitening Lightning. Jennifer Gerard, CEO of both SCV-based companies, has been a strong supporter of the SCV Charity Chili Cook-off since its inception.
Additional sponsors include SchlickArt, Decenni Custom Furniture, Meraz Luxury Rentals, Nola Aronson’s Advanced Audiology, Loan Depot, Skyline Mortgage, Re/Max of Valencia/SCV, Logix Federal Credit Union,
Southland Regional Association, Thrivent Financial, Subaru of Valencia, Wells Fargo, Newhall Escrow,
WinTrust Mortgage, Bank of the Sierra, Camelot Moving and Storage, Pacific Trust Escrow, California Leasing and AQMS Moving and Storage.
Media sponsors include the Magazine of Santa Clarita, KHTS-AM 1220, the Santa Clarita Valley Gazette, The Signal Newspaper and SCVTV.
General admission tickets are $25. All attendees are invited to taste 40-plus great chilis, enjoy a silent auction, music by The Grizwalds, dancing, photo booth, DJ and more.
In addition to general admission benefits, the VIP ticket price includes 5:30 p.m. early entry, one beer ticket, access into VIP area, VIP valet parking, swag bag and VIP hors d’oeuvres compliments of Salt Creek Grille.
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