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NBA great Shaquille O'Neal and Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski will face off in a series of competitions tomorrow streamed on to raise money for the NAACP and The Boys & Girls Club. One of the contests will be a Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin Challenge.
Brett "Branimal" Healey started a Memphis version of the Krispy Kreme Challenge, a race in which participants run 2.5 miles, eat 12 donuts and return 2.5 miles.
NBC29 has an article about Darron Breeden's hot dog eating exhibition at last night's high school basketball game in Orange, VA. The event was held to raise money for a scholarship for an Orange Count, VA student pursuing a career in information technology. (video)
Courier Express has an article about Dan "Killer" Kennedy focusing on his whoopie pie charity challenge last week. has an article about Dan "Killer" Kennedy's attempt to break the record for the most whoopie pies eaten in 7 minutes at halftime of tomorrow's Philipsburg Osceola High School girls basketball game. The event is a fundraiser for a Philipsburg Osceola teacher battling cancer. update Dan Kennedy ate 179 whoopie pies in 7 minutes. update #2 WTAJ has an article update Jan 22 News video
Bartley Weaver IV ate 47 slices of pizza in 30 minutes at Larry's Pizza in Bowling Green, KY to raise $5,000 for Kentucky State Police's "Shop with a Tropper" charity. (BG Daily News video)
Takeru Kobayashi ate 20 BurgerFi burgers in five minutes in Pinecrest, FL today to defeat a team consisting of Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo, former NBA guard Walter Bond and former Miami Hurricane defensive lineman Russell Maryland, who combined for 9 burgers. BurgerFi will donate $5000 to Feeding South Florida for every burger eaten. (Kobayashi podcast on the Hochman & Crowder show).
Takeru Kobayashi will do a 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Spectacular at Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn, the same site he has appeared at the previous 3 July 4s. The event will be a fundraiser for Immigrant Families Together.
Canadian competitive eater Joel Hansen ate 12 pounds of barbecue at Adamson Barbecue in Toronto Thursday night to raise $4,030 for Covenant House Toronto.
Joey Chestnut is offering a 3-pack of his condiment line including an extra autographed container for $30 on his website. All profits will go to Toys for Tots.
Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco has posted a video of a training session where she hopes to eat 38 hot dogs in 10 minutes. She will post a training video for every $110 she raises for Charity Water.
Bidding for good is currently taking bids on a judgeship at the Nathan's finals. The current bid is $100 and bidding closes tomorrow. Moeny received will go th the Childern's Museum of the Arts.
A team consisting of Naader Reda, Raina Huang, Kevin Ross, Aubrey Koehn, Jimmy Lin, Eric Lu, Taran Eckel and Great American Eat Off host Gail Kasper finished the 54 inch pizza challenge at Big Mama's & Papa's in Northridge, CA yesterday. The $1000 prize was donated to the animal rescue charity Pawtographs. (Raina Huang video)
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,, has served 50,000 meals since arriving in Florida. 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. 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. 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".
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