Charity Events category

The Hartford Courant has an article about Jamie McDonald's trip to Florida to serve barbecue from his restaurant, Bear's Smokehouse, to Hurricane Irma victims. His team is operating at Germain Arena in Estero, FL, site of a Nathan's qualifier earlier this year. McDonald estimates his organization, operationbbqrelief.org, has served 50,000 meals since arriving in Florida.
CharityAuctionsToday.com is offering a spot in the MLE contest at the Buffalo Wing Festival on Sunday. The minimum bid is $250 and bidding closes August 31.
New England Patriots defensive end Jabaal Sheard ate a 32 ounce steak to raise $5,200 for charity at Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.
Zoi's in Seymour, CT will hold a pizza eating contest for 3 person teams on April 19. According to Stephanie Wu, the purse will be $2500 ($1500 to winning trio). Teams must raise at least $300 to compete.
Dave "US Male" Goldstein is offering his final Wing Bowl 24 entourage pass in exchange for a $125 donation to Ainsley's Angels.
Retired Australian competitive eater "Hungry Haydo" has a post on the benefits of his competitive eating career, which includes $28,500 raised for prostrate cancer charities.
PhillyMag.com reports Wing Bowl veteran Breandan "Skin and Bones" Lyman will dress as Santa Claus tonight in Philadelphia and will try to set a record for the most cookies eaten by a person wearing a Santa costume. Guests can purchase $3 cookies for the attempt with all proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House. The event will be held in conjunction with the Night Shift evening run.
Riverbender.com has an article about Kyle Hanner's donation of $500 of eating contest winnings to Alton Day Care & Learning Center.
Charity Buzz has two 2015 Nathan's judgeships up for auction. The current top bid is $750 and bidding closes July 1.
Zoi's Pizza in Seymour, CT will has increased its purse for Wednesday's pizza eating contest to $1600 ($1000 to winner). Entrants must raise $250 for charity.
3 News NZ has an article about the PledgeMe page set up to raise money for a trip for Nela Zisser to compete in the 2015 Nathan's finals, an event she has not qualified for. The former Miss Earth New Zealand has agreed to compete in the 2016 Wing Bowl, which might prevent her from competing in Major League Eating competitions since the Wing Bowl is an independent contest.
The Virtuous Men are raising money on Go Fund Me for a radio ad campaign to "show the debauchary [sic] of the Wing Bowl".
A Nathan's finals judgeship is up for auction at biddingforgood.com. The current bid is $250 and bidding closes on May 4. The winner will also receive 4 VIP passes. (via thighmaster)
WTNH has a video of Joey Chestnut helping at the New London (CT) Food Center before the turkey eating contest at Foxwoods. (via United Way of SECT)
A package of four floor passes to Wing Bowl 23 on January 30, 2015 is one of the items (#35) at Eagles Radiothon.
The Lincoln County Journal has a report on a hot dog eating contest held at Sami's on Main in Troy, MO July 23 to benefit five year old Leukemia patient Gram Edwards.
Hooters produced a video of Jon Gruden "coaching" Joey Chestnut for National Chicken Wing Day at Hooters where locations will offer AYCE wings today for $12.99. Tonight, Joey Chestnut, will appear at Blue Water Seafood and Crab in San Jose for a fundraiser for Patriot Paws Service Dogs.
Two Nathan's judgeships are currently up for auction on charitybuzz.com. The current bid is $250; bidding ends on July 2.
Tomorrow, Kyle "The Hammer" Hanner will start his day with a 50 mile bike ride to raise money for the American Diabetes Association, then he will face defending champion Dale Boone in T Mo's Taco eating contest and he will conclude with a frozen yogurt eating contest.
Joey Chestnut and Neslie Ricasa are doing a fundraiser for Patriot PAWS in conjuction with their combined totals in the Nathan's finals on July 4 where they hope to exceed 90 hot dogs. (Neslie Ricasa has yet to qualify for Coney Island.)
Former MLB outfielder Jose Canseco is participating a cupcake eating contest today at Cupcakes vs. Cancer, a benefit for the American Cancer Society in Las Vegas.
Dave "US Male" Goldstein is raising money on gofundme.com to buy a conversion van for his son, Joshua, who possesses a rare neurological complication known as Joubert Syndrome. (via The Daily Beck)
Seth Rogen recorded a video promoting Munching for Memory, a hot dog eating contest to be held at the University of Virginia on April 19.
For her 30th birthday, Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco is raising money for clean water projects.
Max Carnage of the Big Eaters Club will be attempting the Mega Pizza Challenge today at Vic's Pizzeria in Olympia, WA as part of a canned food drive. Diners who bring in two cans of food during the challenge attempt from 5pm - 8pm will receive a $2 discount.
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