The 20th annual Charleston Animal Society Chili Cook-off has been re-imagined as an online experience for 2020. The two hour “virtual cook-off” will be streamed on Facebook Live November 21, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring celebrities, chefs, fundraising teams, and heartwarming stories about the lives saved every day at Charleston Animal Society. You can watch the 2 hour live event on Charleston Animal Society’s Facebook page and it will also simulcast on the Facebook pages of Live 5 WCSC and Brandon McMillan’s Lucky Dog.
Celebrated Husk Chef Travis Grimes and Celebrity chef Bob Waggoner are among the special guests for this first ever online cook-off. Three-time Emmy® Award winning celebrity dog trainer Brandon McMillan, currently known for his CBS Dream Team role on Lucky Dog®, will also join the streaming event. McMillan has been a dog trainer to the stars for most of his career. Some of his clients include Ellen DeGeneres, Andy Cohen, Don Cheadle, James Caan, Hugh Hefner, Ronda Rousey, Chris Hardwick, Wolfgang Puck and Kate Hudson.
During the live event, viewers will see their donations doubled, up to $20,000, thanks to challenge gifts from Hank and Laurel Greer and the doctors at Coastal Pain Care. In addition, Petmate, has signed on to provide free gifts with every donation of $25 or more made during the live stream event.
The winning “Spokesdog” and “Spokescat” of the first ever Rescue Brew contest will be revealed during the live streaming event. The final winners were selected by a panel of judges and their faces will appear on a special Rescue Brew Beer available at the Palmetto Brewing Company Charleston Taproom later this fall.
COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the Animal Society’s biggest in-person fundraiser of the year, contributing to over $1 million in lost revenue for the organization.