On Saturday, February 25th, The Young Professionals of Casa de Esperanza do los Niños hosted its 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off at Kirby Ice House and raised a record breaking $70,000 to support children in crisis.
Over 500 guests joined in to help raise awareness for the organization and 40 teams competed for the title of Best Chili. Judges included - Mike Cortez, Cathy Hernandez, Marcy de Luna, Brian Doherty, Jailyn Marcel, Paul Miller, Felice "Swanky Girl" Sloan, and Kevin Strickland.
The raffle at the event was a hit, with prizes like 2 roundtrip domestic airline tickets, a weekend in Fredericksburg, a complete Rodeo Houston package up for grabs! Casa de Esperanza is very grateful for the many sponsors, including major underwriter Tekell, Book, Allen & Morris, LLP. This year's event was chaired by Katie and Patrick Morris & Lauren and Trent Sims.