Chili Cook-Off Brings the Heat

The ninth annual Dongguan Dragons Baseball Club Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for November 9. This is the yearly fundraiser for the baseball club and is free to players 2 to 18 years old. The Dragons have been a non profit club since 2011 and brought baseball to Dongguan.

The Chili Cook-Off is sponsored by One for the Road and HERE!. Once again, 12 teams will compete for a trophy and bragging rights of who has the best chili. Last year the winning honor was given to A-ONE Sports Restaurant and Bar.

Tickets are 100 RMB for adults and 50 RMB for kids under 1.2 meters. This includes all-you-can-eat chili, a throw at the dunk booth, your name in the raffle and a chance to bid at the silent auction. At the raffle, you can win paintings, furniture and other home decor items, and the silent auction has donated baseball paraphernalia with signatures from MLB players.

This is a largely-celebrated event in Dongguan each year, and tasting starts at 3:30 pm. The funds raised will go towards buying supplies and uniforms for the club. Last year the cook-off raised an estimated 100,000 RMB, and the Dragons hope to reach that number again.