GreenJackets to Host ‘World Series of Chili’ Cook-Off

Augusta Green Jackets LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Augusta GreenJackets, single-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, in conjunction with Camp Lakeside, are excited to announce the first annual “World Series of Chili” cook-off to be held at Lake Olmstead Stadium on Saturday, November 14th from 12-5 pm.

Augusta GreenJackets Chili Cook OffChili Cook Teams can sign up as individuals or as a business. Individual teams are $30, and business teams are $60. Each team must provide at least six gallons of chili, 15 gallons for businesses. Chili must be cooked on site and without the use of electricity.

“The GreenJackets are so excited to partner with Camp Lakeside on this fun and unique first time event here at Lake Olmstead Stadium,” stated GreenJackets General Manager Tom Denlinger. “As an organization we want to impact the community all year round and we look forward to the CSRA coming out and Catching the Buzz with us!”

A panel of local judges will be on hand to award prizes in four categories:

– Most Unique Chili

– People’s Choice Chili

– Most Overall Creative Chili Stand

– Best Overall Chili (Cash prize of $500)

In addition to the Chili Cook-Off, there will also be live music, a Cornhole Tournament, college football viewing station, inflatables for the kids (bounce house, obstacle course) and much more. The Ahmen Korner Bar & Grill will be open serving cold beverages and ballpark fare. Event tickets are on sale now at the GreenJackets offices or by calling the GreenJackets Front Office at (706) 922-WINS (9467). Advanced adult tickets are $10 (includes four chili sample tickets) and children (4-12) tickets are $5 (includes two chili samples). Children 3 and under get in for FREE. This is a pet friendly event (dogs only).

“We are excited to partner and be a recipient of this event with the Augusta GreenJackets. With the additions that are planned for Camp Lakeside, the impact of Camp on this entire community will be far-reaching,” says Faye Hargrove, Chief Development Officer at the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information or to sign up your team, please email or call the GreenJackets front office at (706) 922-WINS (9467).

The Family YMCA’s Camp Lakeside, a 100-acre camp property on Lake Thurmond, has been a historic camp facility for many years in the CSRA. The Family YMCA of Greater Augusta and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia have partnered to create an accessible camp facility for children of all abilities to enjoy camp fun. For more information about Camp Lakeside, like “The Family Y Camp Lakeside” on Facebook or visit to learn more about this special project.

The GreenJackets open their 28th consecutive season of professional baseball in Augusta on Thursday, April 14th against the Charleston RiverDogs (New York Yankees). For more information about offseason stadium rentals, contact the front office at (706) 922-WINS (9467). All GreenJackets Ticket Plans including Full, Half, and Weekend Plans are on sale now for the 2016 season. To guarantee your seats, order your 2016 Ticket Packages today at GreenJackets ticket plans make for a great holiday gift! To stay up to date during the off season, sign up for the ‘Jackets Buzz e-newsletter by visiting

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