Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Commodore Dan Green and the Board of Directors of the Vallarta Yacht Club took great pleasure in presenting checks in the amount of $34,215 pesos each to the two charities selected as recipients of the net proceeds of the 12th Annual Great Chili Cook-Off, held on December 3, 2011.
Checks presented to Families at the Dump representative Winnie Giesbrecht and PEACE representative Gaby Roman were the largest amounts ever raised by the annual charity event.
The Yacht Club and the coordinating staff wishes to thank all of the cookers, volunteers, and members of the community who came out and supported the event with their presence and kind generosity.About the Vallarta Yacht Club:
The Vallarta Yacht Club is a non-profit, member-owned, private club with social, nautical and community objectives. It has over 500 members and is located in Nuevo Vallarta in the heart of the Riviera Nayarit adjacent to Paradise Village Marina. The club is in its 6th year and is the fastest growing yacht club in Mexico. In addition to the Regatta de Revolution, other signature events include the WesMex Regatta, the Banderas Bay Regatta, the San Diego / Vallarta Yacht Club Races, the Great Chili Cook off, the Vallarta Art and Wine Festival, the Jamm'n with Tom Coster Jazz Nights, and much more. Other significant events included hosting the 2007 J24 Worlds Championship and the Optimist North American Championship (OPTINAM 2997). For more information about the club and upcoming events, go to VallartaYachtClub.org.