2018 Annual Report - Page 10



EVENTS
Our two signature events, Homerun for Recovery and Stars, Stripes & Chow…Chili Edition, raised
over $170,000 and $90,000 respectively. All of the money raised directly supported the programs and
services offered to residents of The Baltimore Station.
HOMERUN FOR RECOVERY
“Our partners, staff, board of directors, volunteers and friends make it possible for our residents to turn
their lives around, and for that we are grateful,” said John Friedel, Executive Director of The Baltimore
Station. Homerun for Recovery’s fundraising effort is driven by its signature live and silent auctions.
Winning bidders went home with packages including vacations to Paris, Costa Rica and Chicago, event
tickets and a travel package to the Indy 500, and luxury box accommodations and game-day privileges
at Camden Yards, to name a few.
STARS, STRIPES & CHOW…CHILI EDITION
The Nov. 3 event at Port Covington’s South Point at West Covington Park raised $90,434 for residents
of The Baltimore Station, a 41 percent increase from the 2017 event. Teams participating in the chili
competition represented the area’s business and nonprofit community. Emerging as the judges’ pick for
“Best Chili” was the Nelson Family with a recipe they dubbed “Wonky Willie’s Chili.” The winner of the
“Best Booth” award went to Fortego, LLC for taking attendees back to the Stone Age with its Carnivore
Chili and the booth’s prehistoric design and decor. Meanwhile, The Baltimore Station’s culinary team
made up of residents from the cooking class and Chef Russell Jackson remained the crowd favorite and
took home the “People’s Choice” award for the third year in a row.

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“Staying at The Baltimore Station help put life back into a person who had lost hope.”
Resident of The Baltimore Station

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