Friday, May 27, 2016

Trenton Thunder Press Release: Pork Roll Eating Championship

Thunder to Host 2nd Annual World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship

The Thunder are pleased to announce some event details for the second annual Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship set to take place on Saturday, September 24, 2015 at ARM & HAMMER Park from 12-4pm. Gates will open for the inaugural event at 12pm for a festival-style atmosphere of food, beverage, entertainment and competitive eating.

The champion of last year's World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship, Joey Chestnut, will return to ARM & HAMMER Park to defend his title.

Tickets are on sale now for $5 each and parking will be free. TICKETS

An array of "pork roll-inspired" food selections will be available at the concession stands including many of the favorites currently served at the Case's Pork Roll stand at ARM & HAMMER Park. Beer sales will include Fall pumpkin selections from various breweries during the second annual event.

A variety of kid-friendly outdoor games, including inflatables, and bounce houses will be part of the day's activities free of charge. The Thunder will also have a DUNK TANK at the event with participants able to take three throws at the target for just $1 with all proceeds from the tank going to Trenton Thunder Charities.

The Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship will take place at 3:00pm. The main event will feature 12 eaters, including 8-time Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Champion, Joey Chestnut. This Major League Eating sanctioned event will be a 10-minute battle of humans vs Case's Pork Roll sandwiches vs themselves vs each other. The total prize purse is $4,000 with the following payout:

1st: $2,000
2nd: $1,000
3rd: $600
4th: $300
5th: $100

Contestant registration is closed for the Eating Championship, however, the Thunder will host a qualifying Pork Roll Eating Contest at ARM & HAMMER Park on Friday August 12 when the Thunder host the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays). The contest will be five minutes in length and contestants will consume as many 1/4 lb Pork Roll Sandwiches as possible in that time frame. The contestant who eats the most Pork Roll Sandwiches will be crowned as the winner and earn a spot in the Trenton Thunder World Famous Case's Pork Roll Eating Championship on September 24, 2016.

Those who wish to enter the contest must submit a video to the Thunder explaining why they should be in the Pork Roll Qualifying Contest. The video should be no longer than one minute and should tell us how Pork Roll has impacted your life and how much Pork Roll you think you can eat. The link to your video should be emailed to

More details about the festival will be announced this summer, visit for the latest information.

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