FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DREAM FUND TO PARTNER WITH JANIMATION TO HOST ANNUAL CHILANTHROPY CHILI COOKOFF!
New this year! - Event will benefit both DREAM Fund and the North Texas Food Bank.
DALLAS, TEXAS — September 24th, 2015
For the first time DREAM Fund and Janimation will join forces to host a mega Chilanthropy Chili Cookoff Competition event benefitting both DREAM Fund and the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). Information about the event can be found at www.janimation.com/chili/ and www.dreamfund.org/events/dream-‐fund-‐chilanthropy. To register a team, become a sponsor and/or attend the event https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chilanthropy-‐tickets-‐ 18720079261
The event will take place Saturday, November 21, 2015 starting at 10:00 am at Janimation, 4000 East Side Avenue in Dallas, Texas. Janimation is a Dallas-‐based turnkey production studio with over 22 years of experience in video marketing, live action production, visual effects, CGI, 3D and 2D animation, stop motion, motion capture, motion control and more.
It will be a fun day full of cooking, tasting, music, fun & games, camaraderie, libations and philanthropy as DFW’s best advertising agency, public relations and media professionals fiercely compete to see whose chili will reign supreme. And all for two great causes, DREAM Fund and the NTFB!
Founded in 1991, by Shirley Ward, DREAM Fund provides financial assistance and emotional support to advertising, public relations and media professionals whose lives have been impacted by severe hardship. DREAM Fund has chapters in five states, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. They help 40-‐50 people each year.
“The DREAM Fund Chili Cook-‐off is one of our premier and last fundraising events of the year. It is a celebration filled with fun, excitement and family … and great Chili! We celebrate all our volunteers, the companies who have supported DREAM Fund and the people we have helped over the year. It’s a day filled with belief. Belief is the knowledge that we can do something. It’s the inner feeling that what we undertake, we can accomplish. So in belief, there is power; our eyes are opened; our opportunities become plain; our visions become realities,” said Kathy Sparks, President DREAM Fund.
“When I was asked by DREAM Fund to combine our events and help raise money for DREAM Fund, I had to say yes,” said Steve Gaçonnier, CEO of Janimation. “It’s an opportunity for our advertising and communications community to make a difference in the lives of the coworkers around them. Hardship can fall on anyone at any time, it’s comforting to know DREAM Fund is there to make a contribution to assist those in a pinch.”
In addition to raising money for the DREAM Fund, the Chilanthropy will also continue its endeavor to fill the North Texas Food Bank before the holidays. Janimation’s 2014 Chilanthropy event was able to provide over 5,900 meals to the North Texas Food Bank!
“The North Texas Food Bank is so excited to be a beneficiary of the Chilanthropy Chili Cookoff Competition,” said Jan Pruitt, President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank. “We know that food insecurity is an issue for 1 out of every 6 North Texans, and every dollar donated will help us provide access to 3 meals for our hungry neighbors.”
2014 DREAM Fund Chili Cookoff Winner Breakdown:
Texas Red Winner: WFAA, ABC
Texas Red 2nd: FOX Sports Southwest
Texas Red 3rd: Time Warner Cable
Down Home Winner: FOX Sports Southwest
Down Home 2nd: Team McMahon
Down Home 3rd: COX Reps
People’s Choice: CBS 11 / KTXA 21
2014 Janimation Chilanthropy Ad Agency Winner Breakdown:
1st Place: Wright IMC
2nd Place: Dieste
3rd Place: Commercehouse
People’s Choice: MEPlusYOU
2015 -‐ The throwdown for the crown will be determined on November 21st.
About DREAM Fund
Dedicating Resources to Employees of Advertising and Media (DREAM) Fund is a nonprofit foundation and the support link to the community of advertising, public relations and media professionals across the Southwest. We exist to aid colleagues – in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana – through financial assistance and emotional support during times of personal crisis.
Since 1991, DREAM Fund has gifted over $1,500,000 to individuals facing illness, medical emergencies and other unexpected hardship.
Your tax-‐deductible contribution to DREAM Fund can ensure continued help to those who need it – people who, many times, would not qualify for assistance from other sources.
Bad things do happen to good people. But beautiful things happen when people pull together. And teamwork is what makes our DREAM work. www.dreamfund.org
DREAM Fund Contact Info:
P.O. Box 600593
Dallas, Texas 75360
About North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-‐ranked nonprofit relief organization, and the largest North Texas charity. Each day, the North Texas Food Bank provides access to 170,000 meals for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and more than 200 Partner Agencies. In fiscal year 2014, NTFB provided access to some 62 million meals.
NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger relief organization.
Filling Tables…Improving Lives www.ntfb.org
North Texas Food Bank Contact Info:
Senior Communications Manager
North Texas Food Bank
4500 S. Cockrell Hill Road
Dallas, Texas 75236
Janimation is a Dallas-‐based turnkey production studio with over 22 years of experience in video marketing, live action production, visual effects, CGI, 3D and 2D animation, stop motion, motion capture and control, interactive, design, and editorial for commercials, video games, feature films, and corporate communications.
Janimation exists in order to empower their clients with the means to actualize the fullest potential of their ideas.
Through creative content solutions and excellent service, their team of super-‐charged artists/directors and producers delivers the highest quality storytelling for their corporate, game, commercial, film & television and agency clients.
Janimation Contact Info:
Paul E. Monroe
VP of Marketing
4000 East Side Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75226