PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — SportsRadio 94WIP’s Wing Bowl, which has become the most infamous annual radio event in the world, returns to the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, January 30, 2014 at 6 a.m. Tickets for the 23rd annual competitive chicken wing eating event are $10 and go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, December 9 at 9 a.m. online at WingBowl23.com/Tickets and ComcastTIX.com, by calling 1-800-298-4200 or in person at Wells Fargo Center. Wing Bowl 23 is proudly presented by Steven Singer Jewelers and SugarHouse Casino.
WIP’s Wing Bowl 23 will be broadcast live on 94WIP. The contest will also be streamed live over the Internet at CBSPhilly.com as well as through the Radio.com app for a variety of mobile devices. Proceeds from WIP’s Wing Bowl 23 will benefit the Philadelphia Police Department Survivor’s Fund, The Police Athletic League, the Flyers Charities and other beneficiaries to be named soon.READ MORE: Bill Cosby Speaks Out 1 Year After Pennsylvania Supreme Court Vacated His Conviction
Mardi Gras is the theme for Wing Bowl 23. Already known as the biggest party of the year, Wing Bowl has always been viewed as the event where Mardi Gras, New Year’s Eve and the mummers parade collide. Eaters who qualify for Wing Bowl 23 will compete against last year’s champion Molly Schuyler.
This year’s competition promises to be the biggest party and the prizes have a different twist. The overall winner of Wing Bowl 23 wins a 2015 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Softail Fat Boy Motorcycle courtesy of Barb`s Harley Davidson, along with $10,000 in cash and a Wing Bowl 23 Championship ring both courtesy of Steven Singer Jewelers. For the first time ever, SportsRadio 94WIP and Steven Singer Jewelers will give $10,000 cash to the Overall Runner Up as well. This makes it a $20,000 grand total of cash provided by Steven Singer Jewelers. Once again, WIP has two cars up for grabs: one for the top Local Eater and one for the top College Eater. The Wing Bowl 23 Local Winner has the chance to win a Chrysler 300 and the Collegiate Eater will win a Chrysler 200 both from Barbera`s on the Boulevard. The Wingette of the Year walks away with $5000 cash courtesy of Rumer Cosmetic Surgery and a Riviera Spas, Orchid 5 Person Hot Tub from Diamond Pools. PJ Whelihan’s is the official supplier of wings for WIP Wing Bowl 23, their eighth consecutive year as sponsor and supplier.
Further details can be found at www.WingBowl23.com.
WIP Morning Show host Angelo Cataldi, who co-founded Wing Bowl 22 years ago with radio partner Al Morganti said, “Wing Bowl has been compared to the Mardi Gras for so many years now, we decided to turn it into a Philadelphia version of the New Orleans celebration this time around — with bigger prizes, sexier women and the best competitive eaters in the world. Mark the date now — Jan. 30, for the biggest party of the year. And if the Eagles make it to the Super Bowl, the biggest pep rally, too. What a Wing Bowl. Don’t miss it.”READ MORE: South Philadelphia Bakery Cooks Up Donut With … A Hot Dog Inside?
Contestants are selected based on their ability to complete challenging eating stunts featured during the SportsRadio 94WIP Morning Show, heard weekdays from 5:30-10:00 AM, or on-site “Wing-Offs” held throughout Philadelphia.
Cindy Webster, Marketing Director, SPORTSRADIO 94WIP 610-299-725
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