On Saturday, February 18th, at the Riverside Arts Market, Brian and Jason participated in the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section’s annual Charity Chili Cook-Off benefiting the Anthony J. Stinson Association for Change.

The Anthony J. Stinson Association for Change helps children in Northwest Jacksonville. Here is their mission. . .

The Anthony J. Stinson Jr. Association for Change’s mission is to restore peace in the Northwest Quadrant of Jacksonville, FL. We want to bring an end to the neighborhood violence by offering youth the opportunity to have a safe haven to play, learn, and create a lasting connection within their community. We are showing our children how to make their community better by doing community service work. We also want to teach them how to communicate with words instead of violence. We believe that children learn through play, life lessons, and effective communication. We want to provide these tools for the youth in our community. We target youth in the following zip codes 32206, 32208 and 32209 and the age range is 7 to 17.

Brian, with Jason as his sous chef, created a Chili that featured ground buffalo meat, Lakeland smoked sausage, okra, tomatoes, carrots, black and red beans, onions and peppers. Jason, using his mother’s recipe, created corn bread and jalapeno corn bread. They offered the public and the judges corn bread, either traditional or jalepeno, with chili on top. Everyone who tried the chili loved it!

While Crick & Love didn’t win, they’ll be looking to come back strong next year to take the gold.