By The Paper staff
Funding applications will be available online beginning April 15 to local non-profit organizations interested in being considered for funding from the 2018 Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity event.
The Chili for Charity committee will once again utilize funding request applications in selecting who will be a benefactor from the one-day fundraising event that is scheduled to take place Saturday, Oct. 20, at Paradise Spring Historical Park. Wabash County non-profit organizations with an interest in being funded must complete a Request for Funding Application which is currently available online at www.chiliforcharity.com Applications are due by May 15 and will only be accepted electronically.
“This event is a lot of work, a lot of fun and generates a lot of community impact,” said Todd Titus, president of the Chili for Charity Board of Directors. “The committee works diligently to ensure that the event is a success year after year.”
Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity has invested more than $519,000 back into the community since the first cook-off in 2003. Every dollar has remained in Wabash County with the exception of $500 which was given to the chili cook-off held in Baghdad, Iraq, between Army troops and Air Force personnel to help the Boys and Girls Clubs of Iraq.