100 bowls of shrimp cocktail (St. Elmo’s style) in 20 minutes. Whew! Could YOU do it?
It’s an eating competition centered around eating St. Elmo Shrimp and Cocktail sauce….. and the World-Champion Competitive Eater himself, Joey Chestnut, is set to be a part of it. All of it though, for an incredible cause! This fundraiser will benefit Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, Gleaner’s Food Bank and Wheeler Mission.
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Check out this article, which details the competition even further!
INDIANAPOLIS – World-champion competitive eaters Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo, both top-ranked Major League Eating (MLE) athletes, will join forces to consume 100 bowls of St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail in 20 minutes to raise money for three nonprofit organizations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship, normally held in-person, as part of the Big Ten Football Championship Game festivities, will be a free event streamed via Facebook Live on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m.
In addition to watching the virtual event, fans have the opportunity to give back by contributing a donation online for every bowl of St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail consumed by Chestnut and Sudo. Varying donation levels range from $10 (equivalent to .10 cents per bowl) – $1,000 (equivalent to $10 per bowl), or any amount chosen by the donor. All proceeds raised will be divided and donated equally to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, Gleaner’s Food Bank and Wheeler Mission.
Deemed the world’s spiciest food by a Travel Channel writer, the fiery, horseradish-laden heat packed in St. Elmo’s legendary cocktail sauce is infamous. Joey Chestnut, from San Jose, Calif., holds the record, having consumed 18 pounds, 9.6 ounces or the equivalent of 46.5 orders from the restaurant or 186 shrimp in eight minutes. No stranger to the legendary appetizer herself, Miki Sudo from Torrington, Conn. finished second in the 2015 St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship, eating 7 pounds, .42 ounces in eight minutes.
Donations can be made online using this EventBrite link and clicking on “Tickets.” Donors contributing $1,000 or more will receive a Huse Culinary prize pack and autographed items from Joey Chestnut. Donors contributing $5,000 or more will receive a private dinner with Joey Chestnut in the Wine Cellar at St. Elmo Steak House for up to six people in 2021.
The Big Ten Football Championship Game features Ohio State University and Northwestern with kickoff at Noon. To view the Facebook Live event, visit this link. To make a donation, visit the EventBrite page.