PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Wing Bowl is back!
Friday, February 3rd, 2017 will mark the quarter-century anniversary of Wing Bowl, as Wing Bowl 25 presented by Steven Singer Jewelers will take place at Wells Fargo Center beginning at 6 a.m.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Officer Joseph Marion Charged After Punching Man During April Fight
Special guests include professional wrestler Ric Flair and Grammy Award winning artist Coolio.
Also known as the “Nature Boy®,” Flair is among the most famous and well-known wrestlers in the world, and has been one of wrestling’s biggest stars since the late 1970s. Flair was often popular with the crowd due to his in-ring antics, including rule breaking (earning him the distinction of being “the dirtiest player in the game”), his cocky interview style, strutting and his shouting of “WOOOOO!™” The “WOOOOO!” yell has since become a tribute to Flair, and is often shouted by the crowd whenever they see Ric or when another a wrestler performs one of Flair’s signature moves.
Coincidentally, the “WOO” has become a part of Flyers games at the Wells Fargo Center during the team’s current nine-game win streak.
Also appearing at Wing Bowl 25 will be Coolio, performing a set of his hit songs. With over 17 million records sold worldwide, Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Coolio is an artist known around the world as a musical and cooking master of extraordinary reinvention.17-Year-Old Shot While Reportedly Playing With Guns In Olney Basement Dies, Suspect In Custody, Philadelphia Police Say
WIP Morning Show co-host Al Morganti, who co-founded Wing Bowl 25 years ago with host Angelo Cataldi said, “It’s amazing that Wing Bowl is still around 25 years later and has become this big. We have a duty to make this one the biggest and the best, so that’s what we’ll do.”
Tickets for the 25th annual competitive chicken wing eating event are $12.50 and go on sale Tuesday, December 13 at 9 a.m. online at WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com, by calling 1-800-298-4200 or in person at Wells Fargo Center. Partial proceeds will benefit the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Survivor’s Fund.
The Overall Winner of Wing Bowl 25 wins a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe courtesy of Colonial Hyundai of Downingtown, a Custom Wing Bowl 25 Championship Ring and $10,000 in Cash courtesy of Steven Singer Jewelers.
The Wingette of the Year walks away with $5,000 cash courtesy of Steven Singer Jewelers.
The winner of Wing Bowl 25 Legends Division wins a Harley-Davidson FLSTF Softail Fat Boy Motorcycle courtesy of Barb`s Harley Davidson.MORE NEWS: Panel To Consider Pennsylvania House GOP Objections To School Mask Order
Further details can be found at WingBowl25.com.