PRESS RELEASE – The Thunder are pleased to announce full event details for the Trenton Thunder World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship set to take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at ARM & HAMMER Park from 12-4pm. Gates will open for the inaugural event at 12pm for a festival-style atmosphere of food, beverage, entertainment and competitive eating.
Tickets are on sale now for $5 each and parking will be free. TICKETS
The Polish Nannies will kick-off the musical festivities at noon and the first 1,000 fans through the gates will get a commemorative Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship Pint Glass courtesy of Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat.
An array of “pork roll-inspired” food selections will be available at the concession stands. Details of these dishes will be announced in the coming weeks. Beer sales will include Fall pumpkin selections from various breweries.
A variety of kid-friendly outdoor games, including inflatables, bounce houses and a Thunder DUNK TANK will be part of the day’s activities free of charge.
The Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship will take place at 2:30pm. The main event will feature 12 eaters, including 8-time Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Champion, Joey Chestnut. This Major League Eating sanctioned event will be a 10-minute battle of humans vs Case’s Pork Roll sandwiches vs themselves vs each other. The total prize purse is $4,000 with the following payout:
Contestant registration is closed for the Eating Championship, however, the Thunder will host a qualifying Pork Roll Eating Contest at ARM & HAMMER Park on Saturday September 5 in between games of the scheduled doubleheader against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays). The contest will be five minutes in length and contestants will consume as many 1/4 lb Pork Roll Sandwiches as possible in that time frame. The contestant who eats the most Pork Roll Sandwiches will be crowned as the winner and earn a spot in the Trenton Thunder World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship on September 26, 2015.
Those who wish to enter the contest must submit a video to the Thunder explaining why they should be in the Pork Roll Qualifying Contest. The video should be no longer than one minute and should tell us how Pork Roll has impacted your life and how much Pork Roll you think you can eat. The link to your video should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For tickets and the latest event information, visit http://www.EatPorkRoll.com.
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Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.