Chili Cook Off, March 2


The nonprofit Exceptional Foundation was established in 1993 to serve individuals with special needs in the Greater Birmingham area by targeting social and recreational objectives not met by educational institutions or the community at large. Their largest annual event is the Chili Cook-Off which raised more than $450,000 with 137 cook teams and more than 11,500 people in attendance last year alone. Held at Brookwood Village, all proceeds from the event, featuring live music, a kids’ zone and all the chili you can eat, directly benefit programs at The Exceptional Foundation.