• United Way Enid

Annual United Way “Superhero” Chili Cook-Off October 28th!

ENID, OK - The Annual United Way Chili Cook-Off, presented by Security National Bank will be held at the Stride Bank Event Center Arena on Friday, October 28th, 11am -1pm, with the theme of “Chillin’ with the Superheroes.”


Tickets to attend the event are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, which includes a drink, chili, and dessert, and may be purchased in advance from the United Way of NW OK office located at 205 W. Maple, Suite 400, Visit Enid at 201 W Owen K Garriott Rd or the day of the event at the door. The Chili Cook-Off committee anticipates chili entries to compete in three categories: Judge's Chili Choice, Best Booth Decorated and Top Dollar Chili! Tasting begins at 11am.


The theme, “Chillin’ with the Superheroes” is a new creation by the committee, Tiffany Dent, Committee Chair said. The committee is expecting to see contestants decked out in classic and new character costumes with booths decorated in Superhero themes. “Our chili competitors are extremely inventive and I’m sure will amaze us with their creativity—which leads to a fun filled event,” Dent said.


All funds raised benefit the 14 partner agencies of United Way, along with discretionary giving designations.


Roxanne Pollard, Board President of United Way of NW OK stated, “The United Way Board of Directors, along with the Campaign Team - led by the Dillingham Brothers - is also excited about the 2022-2023 campaign. The Chili Cook-Off is the last fundraising event in the year for our agencies and the campaign. Last year’s event raised just over $20,000. We anticipate this year will be an even greater success.”


The fourteen United Way partner agencies are: Booker T. Washington Center, Cimarron Council Boy Scouts of America, Community Development Support Association, Catholic Charities, Denny Price Family YMCA, Garfield County Child Advocacy Council, Hedges Speech and Hearing, Human Services Alliance of Greater Enid, Loaves and Fishes of NW Oklahoma, Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, RSVP, The Salvation Army, YWCA of Enid, and Youth and Family Services.


Get your tickets by stopping by the United Way office at 205 W. Maple Ave., Suite 400 in the Triangle Business Center or by calling 580-237-0821 or email Kim Pendergraft @ kim@unitedwayenid.org .