Mark your calendars for New Jersey’s annual oyster eating contest. Oyster Bowl XVI will be held at Blue Point Grill on Nassau Street, Princeton on Saturday, February 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey and Breast Cancer Resource Center YWCA Princeton. This action packed event draws hundreds of participants and spectators who compete in two-minute heats to determine who can consume the most oysters.

Oyster Bowl has become a Princeton tradition before the big game featuring not only the oyster eating contest, but games, activities, 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 our goal is to reach $300,000 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 16 years is incredible.”

“We are grateful for the dedication and passion of the JM Group, Blue Point Grill, the Princeton Chamber, and all the wonderful sponsors and participants,” said Sally Sheperdson, executive director of Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey. “Oyster Bowl is a fun and entertaining way to remind people about the importance of good breast health.”

Presented by Blue Point Grill Restaurant and 94.5 PST, benefitting Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey and Breast Cancer Resource Center YWCA Princeton, New Jersey’s Oyster Bowl XVI is made possible through generous sponsors, teams and participants. Visit www.bluepointgrill.com/oyster_bowl to learn more.

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.

Blue Point Grill, 258 Nassau Street, Princeton. 609-921-1211. www.bluepointgrill.com.

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