Benjamin's Fund

"Providing assistance to families whose children are terminally ill"

                   Yearly Events:

Ben's Chili Bowl......always the Sunday before Superbowl!!

Our annual Ben's Fund Chili competition brings a day filled with lots of things to do while supporting our cause. The Lafayette in Taunton is the venue for a jam packed, 2 floor, fill your bellies event. We feature 3 categories of Chili including Restaurants, Community, and Home Chefs. We also have sampling tables that have included various desserts, ice cream, meat samplings, alcohol samplings, cornbread and more! We have constant entertainment with both a live band, Just 2 Guys and karaoke with K2Karaoke every year. We also have been lucky enough to have some New England Patriots Alumni stop by for a few years now. Throughout the event we also have wacky games to win prizes from some of our competitors and sampling tables. It is always our biggest event and always a great day!

For more information, to enter your chili, to purchase tickets or for any questions you may have, email 

Our facebook page has all of our updated photos from events. Please check us out and "like" our page.!/BenjaminsFund

0ur 2017 competitors:

Restaurants: Home Plate Bay St Grill, Taunton. Commonwealth BBQ, Wrentham. Lafayette, Taunton. 2 Jerky Restaurant &  ar, Raynham. Texas Barry's Hot Dogs, Taunton. Bristol Plymouth Silver Platter, Taunton.

Community: Taunton Fire Department. Taunton Police Department.  Raynham Fire Department.  Office of the Mayor. Rachel's Hair Expressions, Middleboro. Taunton City Councilors.

Home Chefs: (names given by competitors)  Mr. Fartington's Ammo, Celtic Chili, The Chili Twins, Superbowl Chili, Thunder in your Pants Chili, and Benjamin's Favorite.....Uncle.

Sampling Tables included The Star Drive In, East Taunton. Hills Home Market, Milford. Art's Bakery, Taunton & Raynham. Quality Beverage Company, Taunton. Susie Q's Sweet Shoppe, Taunton.

 Fall 2016

Annual Softball Tournament

A True, CO-ED softball tournament is held at the Hartson Field in Taunton, MA A

A great day of playing ball & raising funds for Ben's Fund & families in need caring for terminally ill children. 

Ben's 6th Annual Softball Tournament August 31st, 2013

Benís 5th Annual Softball Tournament Sept 1, 2012

And from 2011's softball tournament:

Ben's Fund on Facebook link below: Please click & "like" us.!/BenjaminsFund

Fall 2016

Annual Bike Ride

Ben's Fund annual bike ride!!!  a 10 or 25 mile ride through scenic roads of Berkley, Freetown, Assonet & Lakeville. The ride starts & ends at Chamberlain Farm 12 Friend St. Berkley, MA. Thank you so much to Chamberlain Farm for providing the wonderful space for our riders. The sag wagon is available for riders, provided by Mark & Travis Cycle of Brockton. Thank you for doing this every year for us.
 Remember if you live along our 10 or 25 mile route to come out & cheer them on!

Southeastern Classic supporting Ben's Fund September 22, 2013


8th Annual Chili Cook off!

 Save the Date for our 8th Annual Chili Bowl

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Our 8th annual chili competition will be held on the Sunday, January 31, 2016 at the Lafayette, 18 Lakeview Ave, Taunton, MA from 12-5pm.  Lots of Chili competitors in 3 categories; Home Chef, Restaurant & Community!!  Restaurants that competed in 2015 included Home Plate Bay Street Grill, Owen O'Learys, Commonwealth BBQ, Devitos Pizzeria, Oak St Cafe & Lafayette Club.  Ticket price included all you can eat chili tastings and sampling tables.  Entertainment included live band, Just 2 Guys!  Entertaining us for the 7th year!! For the 7th year K2Karaoke entertained us! There was alcohol beverage sampling provided by Quality Beverage, desserts by Wicked Good Pastry, unique cinnamon rolls by Smackadoodles, & soda & water sampling from Simpson Springs in Easton, MA and jerky samples from Cape House Jerky.  There were also wacky games for prizes, raffles & games throughout the event.  Fun for the entire family!!! 

For more information about entering your chili, volunteering, having your business be a part of our event or general questions, email

Congratulations to the winners of Ben's Chili Bowl 2014:

Home Chefs; 1st place; Jamyn McCarthy, 2nd place; Roger Gagnon, 3rd place; Scott Caddy.

Restaurant Category; 1st place; Owen O'Leary's, 2nd place; Lafayette Club, 3rd place; Home Plate Bay St Grill!

Newly added Community Category: 1st place: Taunton Fire Department, 2nd place: Taunton Police Department, 3rd place: A Class Glass. 

Competitors Choice Award went to Kris Hogan & Hard Rock 

Tickets can be purchased by emailing They are also available with most competitors, email us to find out the closest location to you or to mail a check to Ben's Fund. 

This is our biggest event and tickets go fast and may not be available at the door (if there are tickets available at the door, they will be $20 each)

Lots of new sampling tables, vendors, competitors & surprises being added!

Check out our facebook page for up to date information