CAB Chili Cook-Off Raises Money for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


Over $300 was raised from the recent chili cook-off contest held in conjunction with SWOSU Homecoming activities on the Weatherford campus.

The money raised will be given to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of SWOSU student Meghan Flowers, who is a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Oklahoma City. Her 11-month-old son, Vernon (Mos), is a victim of Cystic Fibrosis.

CAB Chili Cookoff Members and Winner
Robin Jones (back row fourth from left) won the chili cook-off contest during SWOSU Homecoming Saturday. The contest was a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and sponsored by the Collegiate Activities Board. Winning the People’s Choice Award was SWOSU student Daniella Rogers (back row second from left). The donation to CFF is made in honor of SWOSU student Meghan Flowers who has an 11-month-old son, Vernon (Mos), who has Cystic Fibrosis. Others pictured are (front from left): CAB reps Kristen Smith and Shari Annuschat. Back from left—CAB reps Ross Barbee and Shameika Williams; Vernon (Mos) Flowers; Meghan Flowers; and CAB rep Heather Leach.

The Collegiate Activities Board at SWOSU hosted the chili cook-off, which was won by SWOSU Communication and Theater Assistant Professor Robin Jones. SWOSU senior Daniella Rogers, who is majoring in finance, won the People’s Choice Award. The winners received gift cards to the University Bookstore of $100 and $50, respectively. Jones also received a traveling trophy.

“The turnout was amazing and the support of the community, priceless,” said Shameika Williams, CAB’s Director.

In addition to Jones and Rogers, other chili cook-off entrants were the Sigma Sigma Chi pledges, Jeff McCormick, Meghan Flowers, and Danny and Gloria Abbott. Judges for the event were Weatherford Mayor Mike Brown; SWOSU Student Body President Garrett King; Brennan King, intern in the Dean of Students Office; SWOSU alum Sam White; SWOSU Associate Provost Cindy Foust; Wendy Billington, administrative assistant in the Dean of Students office; and CAB member Koby Smith.

Williams said preliminary plans are to have the chili cook-off again next year.