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Battle of the Buffalo Brings Chicken Wing Festival and Competition to Big Spring Park

City of Huntsville FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2014
(Huntsville, AL) - A saucy competition is preparing to heat up Big Spring Park this Saturday, April 12, from 3-7 p.m., for the Battle of the Buffalo chicken wing festival. The annual event, sponsored by the UAHuntsville Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, brings dozens of restaurants together to compete for tasty buffalo wing bragging rights. There will be cooking and eating competitions, the Susan Eva Arts Fair, Kids Zone activities and dancing to live music.

Proceeds from Battle of the Buffalo benefit the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation in memory of Paul Salmon, a UAHuntsville student who died of leukemia. Each year, members of Paul's college fraternity pay tribute to their friend by raising money to improve the health of area residents through cancer research, patient initiatives, and education. Since Paul's death in 2007, ATO has raised more than $80,000 for the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation.

"We recognize the challenges involved in the fight to cure cancer along with the importance of wellness education," said Mayor Tommy Battle. "The City is proud of this community effort and we hope everyone can come on down to Big Spring Park this Saturday and enjoy a good time for a worthy cause."

Tickets are $10 before April 11, or $15 at the gate and group ticket pricing is available. One ticket covers 20 wings and three beverages. Tickets are available at www.battleofthebuffalo.com.

Battle of the Buffalo is sponsored by the UAHuntsville ATO fraternity, Keystone Foods, and the Clearview Cancer Institute in partnership with the City of Huntsville Parks & Recreation Department and Downtown Huntsville Inc.

Judges for Saturday's competition include: Mike Salmon, Clearview Cancer Institute's Dr. Marshall Schreeder, UAH President Dr. Robert Altenkirch, Madison County Commission Chair Dale Strong, Huntsville City Administrator John Hamilton, Former Alabama Senator Tom Butler, Nevin Fowler, and Sarah Hendrix of Keystone Foods.

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For more information, contact:

David Delisser, Parks & Recreation, at david.delisse@huntsvilleal.gov or Battle of the Buffalo's David Oberle, wings@battleofthebuffalo.com, 256-572-7996



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