Dragons and Chili Heaven

Chili Cook-off Sep_17

The Chili Cook-Off is one of the key fundraisers in Dongguan, raising money for the community’s only baseball program: Dongguan Dragons Kids Baseball Club, where children can learn baseball for free. For the seventh year in a row, the Chili Cook-Off was held and raised more than 100,000 RMB.

This year, no less than 12 teams competed for the “Best Chili,” but only one champion emerged: Chang’an’s original Hollywood Baby. The still admirable 2nd place was taken by local teacher Geoff, who was graciously sponsored by Nogogo online grocery store. Rounding out the podium in 3rd was Scott’s team, headed by Chef Jake who was visiting. The People’s Choice Award once again went to ISD and their vegetarian chili, while Best Theme was taken by the Spice Girls. Beckham was a no-show, probably unable to handle the heat.

The event was hosted at One for the Road that donated the venue, as well as a huge supply of drinks, during the main event and the after party, to raise even more money to allow anyone to be a Dragon and play ball free of charge. “We can safely say that this year was the most successful yet, with both teams and organizers enjoying the entire day. More than 500 [people] turned up to give support to the DG DKBC, while also trying some fantastic chili recipes,” said Jason Cakebread, managing partner of One for the Road.

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