BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Every year, the Chili & Cheese Luncheon kicks off Homecoming festivities at Western Kentucky University.
This year, alumni were greeted by newly appointed President Timothy Caboni, as well as head football coach Mike Sanford.
All proceeds of the event benefited Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky, whose goal is to teach the importance of career and workforce development to students.
The WKU Alumni Association puts on the event every year, and it's usually a highly attended event.
"Homecoming is great in Bowling Green," says Greg Keightley of the Alumni Association. "The WKU Spirit really comes back to be within everyone during homecoming week and it's a fun time."
Drew Martin of Junior Achievement says that this event could greatly affect a number of area students.
"This fundraiser is going to create opportunities to impact over 12,000 students here in South Central Kentucky," he says.
Martin also says that at this year's event, they had over 250 orders placed before it even started.