Local businesses and school rivalries come together for a cause

Spartanburg Day School wins the Judges Choice Award.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Eight teams representing Spartanburg businesses and schools showcased their favorite chili recipes in an annual competition that supports students at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind. Through the fundraising efforts of teams and event sponsorships, over $90,000 was raised.

Congratulations to the following winners of the 13th Annual ‘So You Think You Can Cook’ Chili Cook-off:

People's Choice Award:
1st Place: Spartanburg High School
2nd Place: Sodexo

Best Table Presentation:
1st Place: Red Hot Chili People
2nd Place: SCSDB

Judges Choice:
1st Place: Spartanburg Day School
2nd Place: Dorman High School

Golden Chili Award Winners (raised $1,000+ dollars before noon on Saturday, January 28):
Spartanburg High School
Red Hot Chili People
Smith Drug Company

WSPA News Channel 7's Christy Henderson and Gordon Dill enjoy the chili recipes as emcees for the event.

Dorman High School and Spartanburg High School compete for the best chili recipe while raising money for the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind.

The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind would like to thank the following event sponsors: Contec (presenting sponsor); Halliday, Schwartz & Co.; Stan and Paula Baker; Compass Insurance; Arkwright Foundation; Kitsy and Andrew Babb; Mellnee Buchheit; Bill and Lynne Burton; Carolina Farm and Wildlife; The Habisreutinger Family;

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture; Pinnacle Financial Partners; WSPA Channel 7 (media sponsor) and Bomar Printing (invitation sponsor).

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