Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Chili Blaze?

The Chili Blaze was started in 2000 by Ray Hansen and Nick DelGrosso of the Pinellas Park Firefighters, Local 2193 as a fundraiser for MDA. The event was designed to coincide with Pinellas Park’s Country in the Park taking advantage of the crowds and advertising. It has become such a success that it has become a regular part of the Pinellas Park celebration.

Where is the Chili Blaze Located?

The Chili Blaze is located at the England Brothers Bandshell in Pinellas Park. The address is: 5010 Dave McKay Way Pinellas Park, FL 33782

Where does the money go?

All money raised for this event goes to Muscular Dystrophy Association. This includes registration fees, entry fees, ticket sales, dontations, sponsor fees and other money. Local 2193 staffs the event with volunteers from the union body and thier families.

How Much Money is raised?

The Chiliblaze has raised as much as $22,000 for MDA during a single event.

How Do I Become a Sponsor?

You can contact Craig Brown (727) 831-2217; Email: CraigBrown321@gmail.com

How Do I Enter the Chiliblaze?

Please visit the registration page to fill out an application. Any questions contact Chris Huffman at Cj.Huffman22@gmail.com (727) 458-8204 cell

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