Saint Michael's College: 'Purple Knight Chili Cook-Off Featured On NCAA News Website'

Saint Michael's College: 'Purple Knight Chili Cook-Off Featured On NCAA News Website'



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Despite the cold weather outside, it was warm inside the Ross Sports Center on Saturday, January 24, 2009, as Saint Michael's held the inaugural Purple Knight Chili Cook-Off. Fans who attended the basketball doubleheader versus the University Of New Haven also got to sample delicious chili recipes created by various Saint Michael's sports teams and administrative staff. The fans voted on the women's volleyball team's chili as the best of the bunch!

The day also was "Vermont Food Bank Day" at the Ross Sports Center. All fans that brought a donation to the Vermont Food Bank were entered into a raffle for authentic Saint Michael's men's and women's basketball jerseys. Also, those that donated three or more items at the door received free admission to the basketball doubleheader. All told, 522 pounds of food were collected for the Vermont Food Bank, translating into 640 meals for Vermonters in need!

Thank you to all who took part in Saturday's activities, which were part of the NCAA Division II Community Engagement Initiative (for more information, visit http://www.diicommunity.org). Special thanks also go out to Caroline Connors, an intern with the Saint Michael's athletic department over the winter, and a sports management major at Endicott College, who organized the event.