Representatives from 10 of the 12 charity beneficiaries of the 2011 Blaster Chili Open Golf Classic received checks for $3,000 each at the club's weekly breakfast meeting this morning. Dave Riehl, chairman of the event, said this year's Chili Open grossed more than $140,000 - the highest in the event's 20 year history.

The intake was bolstered by raffling tickets to attend the 2011 Masters Golf Tournament, in Augusta, Ga. The fundraiser was organized by Mary Beth Whelan.

After expenses, the event netted $96,000.

Twelve charities, selected from a field of 45 applicants reviewed by a committee chaired by Paul Richards, were chosen prior to the Chili Open to receive a portion of the event's proceeds. This year's charities were:

This year's selected charities were: