Cook-off Info

The 2014 Orlando Chili Cook-off is scheduled for February 8th, 2014!

Join us at – FESTIVAL PARK  just west of Orlando Executive Airport

(corner of Livingston and Maguire)

Larger Venue, More Chili, Bigger Kids Zone and even more fun than last year!

Purchase your tickets online and save!

Join the Chilihead revolution and come to the 2014 Orlando Chili Cook-off

 For Additional Information Visit OrlandoChiliCookoff.com

 Proceeds Benefit The Special Olympics Florida

About The Cause

Did you know? The Orlando Chili Cook-off is hosted by Events for Change, Inc! Founded by local chili lovers, Events for Change, Inc. operates under a “good times for a great cause” philosophy. That is why a portion of the proceeds from the Orlando Chili Cook-off go to benefit Special Olympics Florida! Over the last four years, we have raised about $150,000 for Special Olympics Florida, placing us among their top 10 private donors.

Special Olympics Florida is truly an amazing organization. Interested in learning more about them?

Check out these facts:

  • The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, at no cost to the athlete or their caregiver, as a means to achieve physical fitness, self-esteem, socialization skills, and the life skills necessary to be productive, respected and contributing members of their communities.
  • 200 million people have an intellectual disability, making it the largest disability group worldwide.
  • Special Olympics serves over 3.5 million people in more than 180 countries.
  • Special Olympics is the largest amateur sports organization in the world.
  • Special Olympics Florida was founded in 1972, and currently serves 15,000 athletes who train and compete year-round, in 20 different team and individual sports of their choice.
  • Athletes can begin participation at 2 years old and there is no upper age limit – there are athletes in their 80′s competing!
  • There is never a fee to the athlete, or their families, for participation so that no one is left on the side lines due to financial factors.
  • On any given day of the year, there is an average of 121 Special Olympics events being held around the world.
  • Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy, and the first International Special Olympics Games were held at Soldier Field in Chicago in 1968.
  • Special Olympics has a program called Unified Sports® where athletes with and without (called Partners) intellectual disabilities play together on the same teams. There are over 130,000 Unified Sports athletes around the world and over 196,000 Partners now engaged in Unified Sports.
  •  The Young Athletes Program is for children with special needs, ages 2 – 7, and introduces them to the world of sports through instructive play activities.