Sports / The Prairie Fire / November 12, 2009

Baseball wing-a-thon

The Prairie Fire baseball team held a wing-eating competition at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday night to raise funds for the team’s upcoming trip to Florida. Junior Jordan Ball won the Blazin’ wing challenge by eating 37 of Buffalo Wild Wings’ diabolical “Blazin'” wings in 10 minutes. Senior Dan Feldman won the hour-long wing challenge with 70 wings. Freshman Ryan Stoens won the 12-minute wing challenge by eating 41 wings in the allotted time. Each member of the baseball team was required to obtain $75 in sponsorships and donations from friends and family members. After the cost of the wings was taken out, the team had raised over $2,200 for its trip.

The event, which was open to the Knox community and ultimately all of Galesburg, attracted over 100 Knox students, and many more members of the Knox community became more and more involved as the night went on.

“It was a great time and a great evening not just for our team, but Knox College and Galesburg,” said junior Colin Davis, who helped organize the event. “Members of the community became involved, and well over 100 members of the Knox campus came out to cheer us on. On behalf or the baseball team, I would like to personally thank all those who donated to this fundraiser. A special thank-you goes to Ross Mack and his team at Buffalo Wild Wings, who made this a great night for all of us.

TKS Staff

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