Mark your calendars for New Jersey’s celebrated oyster eating contest. Oyster Bowl XV will be held at Blue Point Grill on Nassau Street in Princeton on February 2, 2014 from 11 AM-2 PM to benefit Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey. This action packed event draws hundreds of participants and spectators who compete in 2 minute heats to determine who can consume the most oysters.

In its 15 year history the event has become a Princeton tradition before the big game featuring not only the Oyster Eating contest, but activities for the kids, raffles and prizes, and the only time lunch is served at Blue Point Grill. The event provides an opportunity for the community to join together to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. Individuals and corporate teams of four slurp as many oysters as they can with the hope they can beat the all-time record of 102 consumed in a two-minute period.

“This year we will reach $250,000 raised from this event for the fight against breast cancer,” said Jack Morrison, owner of Blue Point Grill. “The outpouring of community support and the growth of the event over 15 years is incredible.”

Presented by Blue Point Grill Restaurant, Nassau Broadcasting Partners and Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey, New Jersey’s Oyster Bowl XV is made possible through generous sponsors, teams and participants. Participants can register for a $50 per person entry fee to compete in heats as an individual or as a team of up to four people. Prizes are awarded to individuals and teams based on the total amount of oysters consumed within a two minute period. Volunteer judges and oyster counters determine the winners.

“Oyster Bowl is a fun way to remind people about the importance of good breast health,” said Nancy K. Healey, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey. “We are grateful for the dedication of the JM Group, Blue Point Grill and all the fantastic sponsors and participants that support us each year.”

The Central and South Jersey Komen Affiliate serves women in 13 counties of New Jersey from Somerset to Cape May. 75% of proceeds fund programs that provide free breast cancer education and screening initiatives. Additionally, 25% of all affiliate proceeds support national breast cancer research programs to find the cures.

Visit www.komencsnj.org/oysterbowl to register, for a full list of sponsors and to learn more about the event.

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