The Slider House Hosts Charity Eating Contest – “Burgers for Blues”

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Nashville Police Officers and Firefighters Will Face Off in a Slider Eating Contest Benefitting “Officer Down” and “Fallen Firefighters” Foundations

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'We are happy to host this event to show our support to our local police and firefighters and to officially introduce ourselves to the community,' said Dave Wachtel, President of the Slider House and Soulshine Restaurants.

The Slider House, now open and slinging sliders in Midtown, is hosting a “Burgers for Blues” charity event at 2 p.m., July 5, 2013 benefitting Nashville’s Officer Down Foundation and Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The event will feature a slider eating contest between local police officers and firefighters. The team to eat the most sliders in 15 minutes will be crowned the winner.

The teams of six will compete against each other to raise funds for both foundations with $1,500 donated to the “winning” team and $500 to the runner up. In addition to the generous donations by supporting companies including Provence Breads and US Foods, the public is encouraged to come cheer on their local heroes and donate to both foundations.

“We are happy to host this event to show our support to our local police and firefighters and to officially introduce ourselves to the community,” said Dave Wachtel, President of the Slider House and Soulshine Restaurants. “We hope the event will not only raise funds for both foundations, but also raise awareness and become an annual ‘Thank You’ to the men and women in blue who serve us all so selflessly. We’re honored to serve them with this fun event.”

The missions of the Officer Down and Fallen Firefighters Foundations is to provide financial assistance to families of public safety officers and firefighters who are seriously injured or killed in the line-of-duty and to provide resources to enhance their safety and welfare.

The “Burgers for Blues” event is just one example of The Slider House’s charitable ventures and commitment to its community. The restaurant also donates all proceeds from its beer can recycling to the Autism Society of Middle Tennessee.

About The Slider House

Located at 1907 Division Street in the heart of Midtown Nashville, The Slider House is Nashville’s “Tiny Sandwich Emporium,” featuring beer only served in the can and a creative menu of slider sandwiches and hotdogs, offering beef, chicken and vegetarian options.

The restaurant features tables made from the former Melrose bowling alley floor, full bar, patio seating and garage doors that roll up for warm summer nights. The Slider House is open from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily. For more information go to http://www.thesliderhouse.com.

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