Wing Bowl 19: Philly’s Biggest Eating Competition To Fill Wells Fargo Center
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Dozens of Philadelphia’s biggest eaters will compete for $20,000 in cash and additional prizes in Sports Radio 610 WIP’s Wing Bowl 19 at Wells Fargo Center on Friday, February 4 at 6 a.m. Tickets for WIP’s Wing Bowl 19 are $10 and will go on sale exclusively through ComcastTIX on Tuesday, December 14 at 9 a.m. on line at ComcastTIX.com, by calling 1-800-298-4200 or in person at Wells Fargo Center.
The winners of SportsRadio 610 WIP’s Wing Bowl 19 will take home $20,000 in cash from Steven Singer Jewelers at the other corner of 8th and Walnut, and a 2011 Ram 1500 Pickup from Chapman Chrysler Jeep and Dodge in Horsham, in addition to other incredible prizes.
WIP’s Wing Bowl 19 will be broadcast live on 610 WIP, featuring Angelo Cataldi and Wing Bowl co-founder Al Morganti, and streamed live over the Internet at cbsphilly.com and wingbowl19.com, as well as through mobile devices. Proceeds from WIP’s Wing Bowl 19 will benefit the Philadelphia Police Department Survivor’s Fund, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation.
Over the past 18 years, WIP’s Wing Bowl has become one of the most celebrated radio events in the world. Contestants are selected based on their ability to complete challenging eating stunts and then compete to eat the most chicken wings at WIP’s Wing Bowl. PJ Whelihans is the official supplier of wings for WIP Wing Bowl 19, their fourth consecutive year as sponsor and supplier.
Five time champion Bill “El Wingador” Simmons announced he will once again compete for the coveted title of Wing Bowl Champion. Recent two-time defending champion Jonathan “Super Squibb” will also compete. All other eaters will be qualified through approved on-air stunts during the 610 WIP Morning Show, heard weekdays from 5:30-10:00 AM or on site “Wing-Offs.”
“Wing Bowl 19 promises to be one of the most unpredictable and exciting Wing Bowls in the event’s 19-year history,” said Cataldi, who co-founded Wing Bowl with radio partner Al Morganti. “With close to $100,000 in prizes, including a $20,000 grand prize, this will be one of the richest competitive-eating events ever held. Jonathan Squibb, a two-time undefeated champion, will face his toughest test ever, the comeback of five-time winner Bill “El Wingador” Simmons. Add to that 25 other crazed eaters, 100 beautiful women and some of the wildest and zaniest floats, and you’ve got the makings of the most spectacular Wing Bowl ever.”
WIP Wing Bowl 19 features selected eaters, nearly 20,000 listeners in attendance cheering them on, and members of the world-wide media to chronicle the event. Nearly 30 competitors will attempt to eat the most wings for prizes and glory.
An impressive and valuable list of prizes awaits Wing Bowl contestants and participants:
• $20,000 cash prize, a Wing Bowl Champion ring and a gold medal from Steven Singer Jewelers, at the other corner of 8th and Walnut.
• A Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup from Chapman Chrysler Jeep and now Dodge in Horsham.
• A new red Harley Davidson 883 Sportster Motorcycle from Barb’s Harley Davidson, West Collingswood, NJ.
• Earrings and necklaces from Steven Singer Jewelers
• A day of beauty from Joseph Anthony Retreat Salon and Spa.
• All inclusive Apple Vacations to Iberostar Paraiso del Mar – Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Home to Angelo Cataldi and the morning team, and the flagship station for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Philadelphia Flyers, WIP-AM is one of the first all-sports formatted stations in the nation and the leading station of its kind in Philadelphia. WIP is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates KYW, WYSP, WPHT and WOGL in Philadelphia.