The 2018 Chili Cook-off and Robot Unveiling will be held Saturday, February 24th from 12 - 3 PM

Prepurchased Tickets: $5

At the Door: $8

The 2017 Chili Cook-off, Robot Unveiling, and Silent Auction

Featuring Heather Maliska, NASA, who spoke about the challenges of integrating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the National Airspace, the 2017 Chili Cook-Off was a resounding success.  Guests sampled a wide variety of chilis while Mrs. Maliska presented on NASA’s involvement in attempting to create collision avoidance protocols and systems for a busy, analog, air traffic system. At the end of the event, team members explained the 2017 FIRST STEAMworks game and presented the 2017 robot, Toasty. Toasty showed off a little, climbing the rope a few times and demonstrating the speed and maneuverability of its hybrid drive system. At the end of the day, team member Blake won the chili cook-off and the silent auction raised over $3,300 to support the operations of FIRST Team 585 and our outreach programs.

Some of the Items in the 2017 Silent Auction

Aerospace Art Print

This limited edition aerospace art print of the Space Shuttle Endeavor in May of 1992 is donated by local artist Mark Pestana and is valued at $80. 

Disneyland Tickets

Four One-Day Park Hopper Tickets

Medieval Times Tickets

Two tickets for dinner and entertainment

Autographed Football

Signed by LA Rams Case Keenam

Signed - The Martian

Paperbck version of the Martian, SIgned by Andy Weir

Signed - Mars

Hardback version of Mars companion book to the National Geographic series

How to Make a Spaceship

Signed by the first privately funded astronauts, Mike Melvill and Brian Binnie, plus aviation legends Dick Rutan and Bob Hoey

Aquarium of the Pacific Tickets

TIckets for two to the Aquarium of the Pacific