PILO cooks up record amount at annual chili contest

The Public Interest Law Organization (PILO) raised a record amount during its annual chili cook-off on Tuesday, Nov. 18.
The event raised $819 and will go toward funding grants for students who do public interest work next summer.
The winner for best chili was OUTlaw’s McKinney Brown, who represented the student group with “Ariana Grande’s Bang Bang Chili.”  Runner up went to “Mockingjay: Chili on Fire, May the Odds Ever in Our Flavor,” by Alena Baker and Ashely Sims. The best name winner was “Literally…I can’t even: A chili for the basic b****” by Alana Byrnes, Madison Benedict and Taylor Ey. The winners received $25 Amazon gift cards.
Students, faculty and staff  donated $5 to taste 15 different types of chili prepared by students, faculty and staff.
The annual PILO auction fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  in the Worrell Professional Center. PILO members are currently accepting donations for the auction. All money raised will go toward funding scholarships for students to do public law internships over the summer.
View photos from the event here.