Charity Events category

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.
Fans will be able to compete against Denver Broncos offensive linemen in a pancake eating contest as part of a Pancake Breakfast to benefit Brent’s Place on September 8.
A 24 hour pancake eating marathon at Denny's will be livestreamed on SB Nation on June 11. The event will raise money for Laura's House.
A press release announces that two teams of six representing local charities will compete in the Burger Battle on June 19 at Smokey Bones locations. No mention is made of an individual contest.
British models are doing a Girl vs Food Domino's pizza eating challenge on Friday for charity. More than $3000 / £2000 has already been raised. (donation page, not safe for work)
Michelle "Cardboard Shell" Lesco is raising money for Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary and will do an on-air mac & cheese contest on KFMA Friday to promote her fundraising. If she raises more than $950, she will post a weekly video of a hot dog training session until she exceeds 31.5 hot dogs in 10 minutes. update March 8 A video of the mac & cheese contest is available.
WBALTV reports that the Pannwich chicken and waffle sandwich at The Breakfast Shoppe in Severna Park, MD has raised over $6000 for the medical expenses of Ava Conklin.
A trip to New York City to be honorary judges at the Nathan's finals was auctioned at a charity event in Knoxville, TN.
MMG.com.au has an article about Hayden "Hungry Haydo" Wilson and his fundraising efforts which have brought in almost $17,000 for prostrate cancer research.
Reminder News has a report on the "Chili Dogs for a Cause" Hurricane Sandy fundraiser held at Bart's Drive-In in Windsor, CT. Jamie McDonald ate 24 chili dogs in 20 minutes and estimates that over $2,000 was raised for relief.
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