SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --
The 50th Space Wing is gearing up to host a Combined Federal Campaign Fair and Chili-Cook Off competition inside the fitness center at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 14.
The CFC is an annual federal campaign that has raised more than $8.3 billion for charitable organizations since it began. It is one of the largest workplace giving campaigns in the world.
Staff Sgt. Brandon Council, 50th Contracting Squadron Base Infrastructure Flight minor construction team lead, said the funds raised each fall help neighbors in need in the local community, throughout the nation, and around the world.
“Checking out what the CFC has to offer will help others find a reputable cause or organization that they can give back to,” Council said.
Approximately 30 to 40 charities are expected to attend the fair, providing information on their charities and how they support their various causes.
Senior Airman Brian Roppolo, 50th Contracting Squadron contracting specialist, is still looking for participants in the Chili Cook Off.
“The goal is for the gym to be full between the charity booths and the delicious chili going around,” Roppolo said.
Attendees will get to taste and vote on chili entered in the competition. The person whose chili earns the most votes take the top prize trophy and gift card.
“The trophies will be provided by CFC organizers and the gift card was donated from an anonymous donor,” Roppolo said.
The only rule for the competition is to bring chili. Contestants are advised to bring cheese and crackers or cornbread along with their chili.
Council, said it is important for Schriever Airmen to get involved with the fair because this is an opportunity to give back.
“Everyone here is serving their country which is one way of giving back,” he said. “However, there are a plethora of other issues people also care about and the CFC gives us the path to help the issues we care about via our personal time by volunteering, or donating money.”
“This will be a good time for people to discover possible volunteer opportunities they may be interested in or have wanted to take part in,” Roppolo added.
For more information about the more than 8,000 CFC organizations go to mountainstatescfc.org.
To participate in the Chili Cook-Off or to volunteer for setup or teardown for the event, contact Roppolo at 567-5600.