November 2021

Our taste buds still sizzling from our 7th annual Stars, Stripes, and Chow Chili Cook Off presented by M&T Bank! The weather was perfect, the stomachs were rumbling, and the music was lively! Camden Yards turned out to be a great new location for this event to make it’s in-person comeback this year. Our five participating chili teams really brought the heat with their booth décor and chili recipes. It was a tough call for our judges (representing each military branch) to pick the winner of Judges Choice – The MartinFed Pit Crew, but they weren’t the only ones with a difficult choice. The audience had the chance to vote for the best-decorated booth along with their favorite chili. After voting was in, the winner of both best-decorated booth and crowd favorite was MMHA or should we say The Muppets with “It’s Not Easy Being Green” Chili. MartinFederal also won the award for Top Fundraiser.

Soundcheck Rock Academy provided live music from a multitude of bands representing all ages and music genres. Which were a hit with our attendees! This was a family fun-filled day with a kid zone full of activities. This event raised more than $55,000 for veterans at The Baltimore Station! There were 75 brand new donors and we sold more than 400 tickets!