“The Great Rotary Hot Chili Pepper Challenge” is on!!

“The Great Rotary Hot Chili Pepper Challenge” is on!!

The Great Rotary
Hot! Hot! Hot!
Chili Pepper Challenge


Niles Rotary is one of seven local Rotary clubs in the Tri-Valley Area

The Fremont Symphony has been selected as a Participating Recipient

Created by the Rotary Clubs of Fremont, Newark, and Union City, the Chili Pepper Challenge is a fundraising campaign created to benefit local and international Rotary service projects. You can support this initiative with a direct donation or by taking up the challenge and helping to raise funds for a great cause. The challenge takes place at an internet connection near you! Reach us by email at chilipepperchallenge@gmail.com.

All donations are greatly appreciated. Proceeds from this fundraiser support Rotary Club local and international projects. Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs in Fremont, Newark, and Union City, CA. Thank you for your generous gift!

Step 1: Get Ready to Challenge

There are two ways to participate in the Hot! Hot! Hot! Chili Pepper Challenge:

  1. You can either take the video challenge (pretty please!):

    • Select one chili pepper – as hot as you can stand it! Get your script ready. Take a bite. Repeat until gone. Capture the entire process on video, using your own words to describe the experience. Name at least two friends and challenge them to do the same.

  2. Avoid the heat and simply make a donation in honor of the Fremont Symphony. (Don’t worry, we get it… No Pepper-shaming here.)

Either way, you will help members of our community in the areas of healthcare, education, elder care, social services, youth theater, homelessness, and much, much more.


Step 2: Post your video

Use your smart phone to shoot video or take a selfie of you eating a chili pepper (or pepperoni, Dr. Pepper, peppermint, etc.) Remember to challenge two friends! Keep it short (under 60 seconds)! Share your video/pics:

FACEBOOK: Make sure you add your video/photo, and don’t forget to add text and tag your friends and then post.

YOUTUBE: Upload your video and add hashtags.

TWITTER: Click the Tweet button, add video/pics, add message with tagged friends and click Tweet.

INSTAGRAM: Click the + button, select your video/photos, add caption and click share

Remember to add #ChiliPeppers4Charity to the text of your post. Don’t forget to @tag the friends you challenged!


Step 3: Make Your Donation

Click the Donate button above and make your payment by credit card. Enter the amount of your sponsorship and contact information.


Mail a check payable to the Niles Rotary Foundation to:

Chili Pepper Challenge
42745 Boscell Rd.
Fremont, CA 94538

Make sure you Designate Fremont Symphony as the challenge recipient. The Hot Chili Pepper Challenge will match your donation two-to-one when you designate a charity!

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