Owens Students Host Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

Posted Mar 27th, 2011 by Brad Meyer  Category: Community Interest


PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area residents are invited to put their taste buds to the test as Owens Community College’s Raising Awareness Club hosts its first-ever Chili Cook-Off cancer awareness fundraising event on Thursday, March 31.

The Chili Cook-Off will occur from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The cost to attend is $3 per person, which includes a tasting kit and all-you-can-eat chili. The Chili Cook-Off is open to the campus community as well as the general public.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample an assortment of chili from various Owens student and employee teams, and then vote for their favorite edible delight. The team who receives the most votes will become the Chili Cook-Off people’s choice winner and the chili will be sold at the College’s Fireside and Jaguar grills as part of a collaborative effort between the Raising Awareness Club and AVI Foodsystems.

Proceeds raised from the Chili Cook-Off will benefit testicular cancer awareness and research through LIVESTRONG and the International Testicular Cancer Foundation.

Owens’ Raising Awareness Club was founded with the overall purpose of raising awareness about an array of issues and causes. Comprised of Owens students, employees and alumni, the group is committed to advocating for the acceptance of cultural differences, global unity, disability awareness and various needs that impact the surrounding communities.

For more information about the event, call (567) 661-2569 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2569.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit

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