January 24, 2013

Owens Community College Students to Host Chili Cook-Off Fundraising Event, Feb. 5

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents are invited to put their taste buds to the test as Owens Community College students serve as host to a Chili Cook-Off fundraising event on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

The Chili Cook-Off will occur from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. Attendees will receive a tasting kit to sample the assortment of chili selections. The Chili Cook-Off is open to the campus community as well as the general public. The College’s Office of Student Activities is encouraging individuals to donate $3 per person, which will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample an assortment of chili from various Owens teams and then vote for their favorite edible delight. The team who receives the most votes will become the Chili Cook-Off people’s choice winner and the chili will be sold at the College’s Fireside Grill as part of a collaborative effort between the Office of Student Activities and AVI Foodsystems.

Proceeds raised from the Chili Cook-Off will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is committed to the overall mission of advancing cures, and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

For more information about the event, call (567) 661-2569 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2569.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.