The 6th Annual Milford Yacht Club Police & Firefighter Chili Festival to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Milford Yacht Club, 131 Trumbull Avenue, Milford. Teams representing departments from Milford, Orange, West Haven, Fairfield and Stratford are expected to participate. The event is being organized by Officer Jeff Nielsen and members of the Milford Police Department. To purchase tickets in advance, become a sponsor or to find out more about the event, contact Officer Nielsen at 203-783-4739 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets are $10.00 each for adults and $5.00 for children 10 years old and under. (Children 5 and under will be admitted free of charge). All are welcome. Guests will sample each original chili recipe served by the areas finest and bravest and have the opportunity to vote for their favorite. A panel of local chefs and Special Olympics athletes will also serve as judges for the competition. The Milford Yacht Club is generously donating the venue, staffing, soft drinks and the main ingredients for the chili recipes for all participating teams for the event, for a sixth consecutive year. Milford Bank is among this year’s sponsors.
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for over 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and Unified Partners (their teammates without disabilities). Through a myriad of initiatives throughout the state and the world, Special Olympics is a movement that’s changing attitudes and changing lives by inspiring inclusion, understanding and respect for people of all abilities, in all aspects of life. (www.soct.org)