Did you know Carroll was responsible for the very first WorldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Championship Chili Cookoff and it was held in at his ranch in Terlingua, Texas? Legally he owns the rights to all Chili cookoffs and it originated simply for fun but when you look at many of the people who competed in it for many years you light be surprised. There was Woodruff DeSilva who was the former manager of Los Angeles International Airport, Scott Carpenter the astronaut served as head judge, Dave Witts the mayor of Terlingua, C.V. Wood, Jr., the man who built Disneyland for Walt Disney and brought the London Bridge to Lake Havasu, Actress Ruta Lee, Bill Ray, owner of the BBC and Jon Clark, BBC VP, and celebrities such as Robert Mitchum, William Conrad, Peter Marshall, Dale Robertson, John Derek, Vicky Lawrence, Joey Bishop, Michael Dante, Jane Withers, John Casavettes, Harvey Korman, Peter Brown, Ross Martin, Robert Mitchum, Ernest Borgnine, Joanne Dru, Peter Marshall, Artie Johnson, Dennis James, Jack Kelly, Tom Poston, Rory Calhoun, Mike Connors, Slim Pickens, Earl Holliman, George Gobel, Billy Barty, and Chuck Conners just to name a few. These are but a few and the list grows every year and all as a result of a man who just wanted to have some fun and in the process made it possible to help others using his and others celebrity status as a tool.
But as long as some know-it-alls seem to think Shelby only does things to line his own pockets maybe they should do some homework to see how many other non-profit organizations Shelby has helped benefit as this is just one of many. Take the chili cookoffs which were started by Shelby himself back in 1967 for example… To this day the CASI Scholarship Fund holds a day of competition at the Terlingua International Chili Championship each year and every single dime raised is deposited in the CASI Scholarship Fund. It’s equally important to know Shelby has helped set up many more of these sorts of benefits all over the United States all without receiving a penny and this is just from chili cookoffs.
People can say what they want but when it comes down to being a man of many accomplishments and using it for the benifit of others as well there are few who can hold their heads as high let alone that should be talking disresptfuly about him.