Last month’s Fun Chili Cook-Off at Jonathan’s Cork, 6320 E. Tanque Verde Road, raised $20,176 to help send kids to camp.
The annual fundraiser helps send local boys and girls to overnight summer camp through the Arizona Daily Star’s Sportsmen’s Fund Send a Kid to Camp program.
Local restaurants donated their best chili, with Mama’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue voted as the favorite.
The cook-off has raised $165,579.03 over 13 years for the Sportsmen’s Fund.
The Send a Kid to Camp program raises money so economically disadvantaged kids and children from military families can go to YMCA, Boy Scout and Girl Scout camps and Camp Tatiyee, for school-age children and older teens with special needs, for little or no money.
Cook-off sponsors included Arizona Canning Co., Ashton Family Foundation, Biff Baker Fence Co., Double T Signs Inc., Paul and Kerry Dufour, Dynamic Fencing & Fabrication, Harris Rebar, Pat Jessup, Jonathan’s Cork, the Lang family, Peak Corrosion Control Inc., Phoenix Pumps, Mary Beth Savel, the Silvey family, Steadfast Structures Inc., TEMCO Air Environmental, Thunder, WellsFargo, Wrinklenecks and the YMCA.
In-kind donors included Allegra Printing, Finley Distributing, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Gibson’s Office Solutions, KVOA, Plaza Liquors & Fine Wines, Reid Park Zoo Zoological Society, Stamback Septic, Takamatsu Restaurant, TRS Appraisal Services Inc., Tuller Trophy, and Tucson Appliance Co.