XDI Cooks Up First Annual $10,000 Credit Union Chili Challenge

SAN DIEGO, CA (June 10, 2013) Xpress Data, Inc. (XDI) is cooking up a truly unique event solely for credit unions to not only exhibit the fine art of creating a tasty bowl of chili but to increase public awareness of the fact that credit unions are charity and community supporters.  Dubbed the “Xpress Data, Inc. Credit Union Chili Challenge”, XDI’s appetizing event – sanctioned by the International Chili Society – takes place at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racetrack in Del Mar, CA, August 3, 2013.

Credit unions from California, Arizona and Nevada are invited to compete for trophies, bragging rights, and a minimum of $10,000 in prize money that will be donated to charities chosen by the first, second and third place winners.  The credit union chili team finishing in first place also qualifies to compete in the Homestyle Division of the 47th Annual International Chili Society World’s Championship Chili Cookoff in Palm Springs, CA, October 11-13, 2013.

“The credit union industry has never experienced an event like this before,” states Mike Cooper, President/CEO of XDI. “We see it as an ideal venue to display – and taste – some fantastic chili recipes but also help spread the word about the value of credit unions to thousands of consumers at a very popular venue in Southern California – the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racetrack. It will be a very good time.”

Participating credit unions can enter teams having a Chief Cook and up to three assistants.  Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place chili – along with best booth decoration and best chili team showmanship.  The cost of the event is being underwritten by XDI so that all of the proceeds raised can be donated to credit union supported charities.

To participate in this inaugural event, contact:

Dave Hancock, Xpress Data, Inc., 858-676-9888 x140,

JC Covalesky, Xpress Data, Inc., 858-676-9888 x142,

About Xpress Data, Inc.
Xpress Data, Inc. is a service company focused exclusively on the customization, production and delivery of Credit Union Member correspondence.  Since launching our flagship XpressNotice™ service in 1999, XDI has created an entire family of branded services including XpressStatement™,  XpressTax™ and eXpressServices™ – a feature-rich electronic document presentment platform designed from the ground up by and for Credit Unions.  Composing, producing and delivering statements, notices, letters and tax forms for Credit Unions is not just another service provided by XDI, it’s the company’s core competency. For more information, visit

About The International Chili Society
Founded in 1967, the International Chili Society sanctions more than 200 chili cookoffs every year. These events are worldwide and benefit charities or nonprofits.  Over the past 46 years, the ICS has raised more than $90 million for these organizations.  All winners of ICS sanctioned cookoffs qualify to compete for cash prizes and awards at the World’s Championship Chili Cookoff held each year in October.  In addition to raising money for charity, the ICS strives to promote, develop and improve the preparation and appreciation of chili and further the camaraderie of chiliheads everywhere. For more information, visit

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