Birmingham Salvation Army Teams Up with Milo’s Famous Tea to Host National Pro/Am Pecan Pie Eating Championship

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The Birmingham Salvation Army National Pro/Am Pecan Pie Eating Championship Presented by Milo’s Famous Tea kicks off National Salvation Army Week in Birmingham, Alabama at Railroad Park on May 12, 2012 and will feature All Pro Eating’s #1 Ranked Professional Competitive Eater Eric “Silo” Dahl.

The Birmingham Salvation Army has met the needs of their community in some amazing ways and we’re hopeful that this event provides an entertaining way to raise additional much needed funds

The Birmingham Salvation Army (http://www.birminghamsalvationarmy.org) will host a fund raiser on May 12, 2012 that kicks off National Salvation Army week which will conclude with The Birmingham Salvation Army National Pro/Am Pecan Pie Eating Championship Presented by Milo’s Famous Tea (http://www.milostea.com/). The fund raising event, held at Birmingham’s Railroad Park, opens at 11:30 a.m. and will provide a full day of family fun activities and celebrations. All Pro Eating Promotions (http://www.CompetitiveEaters.com) will be sanctioning the National Pro/Am Pecan Pie Eating Championship and will be featuring their #1 Ranked Professional Competitive Eater, Eric “Silo” Dahl, in the Eating Championship. The Birmingham Salvation Army National Pro/Am Pecan Pie Eating Championship Presented by Milo’s Famous Tea will award prize money to the top three finishers with the first place prize being $500.00. In addition, All Pro Eating will be establishing a new National Pecan Pie Eating Record which will be determined at the event.

In addition to The Birmingham Salvation Army National Pro/Am Pecan Pie Eating Championship Presented by Milo’s Famous Tea, there will be a children’s pie eating contest held prior to the main Eating Championship where the lucky winner will win an amazing prize and be given the fantastic title of Champion. The day’s activities include food, games, a celebration of Mothers during Mother’s Day Weekend and a special recognition of the 50th Anniversary of The Birmingham Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary. All of the funds raised and proceeds from the day directly benefit The Salvation Army.

Todd “The Hungry Genius” Greenwald, Chairman of All Pro Eating, commented, “All Pro Eating is grateful to be involved with The Birmingham Salvation Army National Pro/Am Pecan Pie Eating Championship Presented by Milo’s Famous Tea. The Birmingham Salvation Army has met the needs of their community in some amazing ways and we’re hopeful that this event provides an entertaining way to raise additional much needed funds.” Greenwald continued, “It is fitting that the National Pecan Pie Eating Champion will be crowned in Birmingham, and although Eric Dahl will certainly be tough to beat, I am guessing there will be plenty of local competitors who would like to keep the title home in Alabama instead of watching it travel with Eric to Minnesota!”

Eric “Silo” Dahl has taken this event as a personal challenge to keep his current Pie Eating Championship streak intact. Dahl recently won the World Hands-Free Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship where he established a new World Hands-Free Pumpkin Pie Eating Record after eating 27 pieces of Pumpkin Pie in 8 minutes without using his hands. He also recently won the National Pulled Pork Eating Championship and completed two 3 Pound burritos in 3 minutes and 25 seconds. The Birmingham Salvation Army National Pro/Am Pecan Pie Eating Championship will award a total of $800.00 in prize money and local competitors and participants are encouraged to get involved. Additional information can be found on The Birmingham Salvation Army’s website or by contacting Todd Greenwald at HungryGenius(at)CompetitiveEaters(dot)com

About THE BIRMINGHAM SALVATION ARMY: The Birmingham Salvation Army is part of the universal Christian Church and supports individuals in need without discrimination. The Birmingham Salvation Army provides assistance every year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for the underprivileged regardless of race, color, creed, sex or age. For more information, please visit http://www.birminghamsalvationarmy.org/

About ALL PRO EATING PROMOTIONS: Founded in 2004, All Pro Eating Promotions has sanctioned over 170 major Competitive Eating contests and events throughout the world that showcase “Picnic Style Rules” which were created and developed by All Pro Eating. All Pro Eating Promotions’ “Eatertainers” (event participants) along with their events and contests have been featured in all forms of major world-wide media. All Pro Eating Promotions is also home to the Nation’s only Collegiate Competitive Eating sanctioning body – The National Collegiate Competitive Eating Association (“The NCCEA”). More information can be found at http://www.CompetitiveEaters.com and http://www.TheNCCEA.com

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