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Playoff Round #2 Thursday, 8/23

Our excitement for Playoff Round #2 is palpable (Not exactly sure what that word means, but sports announcers use it all the time, so WIN!). The first playoff was so awesome; here’s a picture that shows some of the fun:

A team with chicken heads? A team with candy bar t-shirts? The head referee having maybe too much fun? Yea, it was awesome.

Please come out on Thursday, 8/23 at 7pm to support the teams and the Make-A-Wish Foundation! Your $10 admission/donation includes a FREE BEER FREE BEER FREE BEER. Ha, we’re shameless when it comes to this charity.

Teams competing on Thursday:

The Chicken Lickin’ Ninjas
Ding Dong the Wings are Gone
The Phat Phive
Poultry Punishers
T.E.A.L.
Wings 4 Wishes

Hope to see you there.

Playoff Round #1

Whoa, what a great night! Five teams competed and we needed a tiebreaker to declare the winner: Wings Over My Hammy! Here they are with their official (ha) trophies:

Congrats to the team from CCSU, Wings Over My Hammy, for their win and to 2nd place Team Eye Candy. And BIG thanks to the other teams for being great competitors. Every team brought out so many supporters; the crowd was amazing! We’re one-third of the way towards our goal to fulfill a child’s wish for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

See you next week, Thursday, August 23rd at 7pm for Playoff Round #2.

It’s All Happening! Playoffs Starting on Thursday

Apologies for using the, uhh, overused phrase from the movie Almost Famous, but The Playoffs Are Starting! The Playoffs Are Starting! The Playoffs Are Starting! And now, apologies to Paul Revere.

Thursday night at 7pm, the competition starts with 5 teams competing; eating the most wings possible in 8 minutes. Please come out and cheer on the teams, but even more importantly, support the CT Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Admission is $10 and goes directly to the charity. But, a free beer is included with that admission price.

The teams for Thursday are:

Fowl (Fulfill Our Wing Lust) Play
Team Eye Candy
W.M.D. (Wings Massively Devoured)
Wing-A-Lings
Wings Over My “Hammy”

Hope to see you there!

Team Meeting News – Donations Pages!

We had our Team Meeting last night which was awesome! The teams are wicked fun and, most importantly, they are all very dedicated to raising as much money as possible for Make-A-Wish. Woo! Go Teams! Thanks so much for being part of this event.

Kelly from the team “Ding Dong the Wings are Gone” had a great idea: each team can set-up their own online donations page at the Make-A-Wish website so family, friends and people who aren’t in the area can support their team. This is important for 2 reasons: 1) Duh, money for Make-A-Wish!, and 2) the donations will count towards a team’s total donations for the Wildcard entry spot. Remember: if your team does not win your playoff, you can still make the Finals by soliciting the most donations. Click here to see “Ding Dong the Wings are Gone”‘s donations page. To set one up for your team, Kelly provides these helpful – and easy – instructions:

– Go this page at the Make-A-Wish CT Chapter’s website: http://friends.wish.org/054-000/
– Click on “Register for your Account” and follow the instructions from there.
– After entering your basic info, there is a place to enter information about the specific fundraiser (J. Timothy’s Wings for Wishes).
Once the page is set-up, you’ll get an approval email from Make-A-Wish.

Then just send the link to EVERYONE YOU KNOW, ha. Facebook it, Tweet it, email it, blog about it; whatever works. Oh look, another team as set-up their donations page too, check it out. Yay to the Phat Phive!

And don’t forget you can fill up your buckets with donations too, of course. After the meeting, some teams hit up some folks in our pub:

Way to be proactive and grab some donations!

We also added a cool feature: Teams can choose what music they want played while competing/eating the wings. Who’s going to pick the best “wing eating song”?

And here is a document you can open/download with the rules and the waiver. WFWWaiverRules

Playoffs start Thursday, August 16th from 7-9pm. See you then!

The Teams and the Playoff Schedule

Check out the Teams that are participating and the Playoff schedule, click here.

The Playoffs start Thursday, August 16th and continue August 23rd and August 30th, each night 7-9pm. The Finals are Saturday, September 8th from 1-6pm. C’mon out to support the teams and the Make-A-Wish Foundation!

Thanks so much to all 18 teams and to the 90 (!) players for supporting the event and Make-A-Wish.

Mmmmmm, it’s almost time to start eating some wings!
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Stump The Schwab For a Great Cause

We’re excited to announce that during the Finals on Sat., 9/8, we’re going to play “Stump the Schwab”, with Howie Schwab from ESPN. Known as ESPN’s resident sports trivia guru, Howie, in addition to his job at ESPN as Coordinating Producer, is on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. His show, “Stump the Schwab”, ran for 3 seasons on ESPN and featured 3 contestants trying to beat Howie with sports trivia (he was also ESPN’s first statistician).

As part of the Finals, we’re going to play our own version of “Stump the Schwab” where both guests and the competing teams will get their chance to stump Howie. Admission for the finals is $10 (children under 10 free) and goes directly to Make-A-Wish.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, 9/8 (1-6pm) where you can try to “Stump the Schwab” for a great charity even if you’re not competing in the wing competition.

One Last Day to Register

We’ve heard from several potential teams who want to register but need one more team member and/or are trying to make their schedules work for the playoffs. So we’re going to leave registration open for one more day. REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 2nd, AT NOON

And if you are going to register, the August 16th and August 23rd Playoff dates are not available; those dates are already taken and full up. The only Playoff Date remaining with an open spot is August 30th.

Team Announcement – Delayed

Wow, we have some fantastic and funny team names! There are a lot of clever and witty folks out there. So clever and witty, in fact, that we had a few duplicate names submitted. So we’re delaying the announcement of the teams to give people a chance to choose a different team name so there are no duplicates. We’ll have the team announcement just as soon as we have unique team names. Thanks for your patience!

Team Registration Starts Today!

Got your Team together? Yay! Team registration starts today, Mon., 7/23, at noon on this page.

We can’t wait to get started on confirming the teams, AND we’ll have some exciting news soon about a guest at the Championship on Sat., 9/8.

Need Team Members?

We’ve had a bunch of people ask us if we know of anyone who wants to participate and is looking to put a Team together, but doesn’t have enough people. If you don’t have enough Team Members, post here in the comments and we’ll match you with other folks who are looking to form a Team.  Be sure to include your email in your comment.

Reminder: Registration starts Monday, July 23rd at noon. We are even more excited now than when we announced the event; everyone has been wonderfully supportive for the charity as well as being super psyched to have fun at the events. Thanks!

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