The Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne’s Chili Challenge was a great success for the Club. There were more than 30 types of chili and 22 different local businesses and organizations represented, and the biggest crowd ever!The Boys & Girls Club staff and volunteers are humbled and thankful for the support our community continues to show us.


H.O.M. Inc.’s white chili team won the challenge by raising $4,537 before and during the event. H.O.M.’s Inc.’s green chili team won second place, raising $4,084 by the end of the event. In total, H.O.M. Inc.’s three teams raised $8,792 for the Club. Jonah Bank’s red chili team won third place with $1,718 raised.

Judge’s choice chili and booth decoration winners were:

Red:                                         Green:                         White:                         Best Decorated Booth:

1 – Police Department            1 – Dyno Nobel           1 – H.O.M. Inc.            1 – #1 Properperties

2 – Hathaway & Kunz              2– Boys & Girls Club  2 – Plains Hotel           2 – Dyno Nobel

3 – Sheriff’s Department         3 – Jonah Bank         3 – Hirst Applegate     3 – Holiday Inn

For the first time this year, we offered groups a chance to challenge another group to the Chili Challenge. Teams competed to see who could raise the most money by the end of the event. Wyoming Bank & Trust challenged Jonah Bank, and Jonah came out the winner. The Police Department challenged the Fire Department, and the Police Department won. And the Historic Plains Hotel challenged the Holiday Inn, and the Plains won that matchup.

There was also a silent auction at the Chili Challenge for the first time this year, which brought in more than $3,000 for the Club.

“Successful events like this not only provide essential funding for the Club’s operations but also serve to show our young members how much the community cares about them and wants to see them succeed,” said the Club’s Executive Director, Rolinda Sample. “It’s a boost to our capability to provide quality programming as well as a chance to show our youth through example what it means to give back to the community.”

About the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne
Since opening in 1997, the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne has focused on inspiring and enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.  Program areas offered to youth include character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, computer training and sports/fitness/recreation opportunities. The Club provides afterschool and summer programming for youth ages 6-18.  The annual fee for afterschool programming is only $10 per year. For more information, visit