RVA - The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, are excited to announce that professional competitive eater, the Notorious B.O.B., will be stuffing his face at The Diamond on Saturday, Aug. 12 to help raise funds for the SlyeStrong #6 Foundation during Virginia Tech Night. David and Laura Slye, parents of AJ and Joey Slye, will also be on-hand to throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the start of the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.
To raise funds for the SlyStrong #6 Foundation, Bob Shoudt, known as the Notorious B.O.B., will eat as much ballpark fare as possible during Game 2 of the Aug. 12 doubleheader. The Flying Squirrels will be "charging" the B.O.B. "Major League" concession prices for each item he consumes. The Squirrels will then donate the full amount of the total food bill to the SlyeStrong #6 Foundation to help fight cancer.
"I am looking forward to working with the Richmond Flying Squirrels in an effort to raise money for the SlyeStrong #6 Foundation in their battle against cancer," said the Notorious B.O.B. "I'm hoping for a big turnout to help cheer me on to raise a large amount of money. Come out to the game, have some fun with the family and let's raise some money!"
The Notorious B.O.B. will also square off in an eating contest with Flying Squirrels VP & Coo Todd "Parney" Parnell between games of the doubleheader. The first game of the double dip will start at 5:05 p.m. with gates opening at 4:30 p.m.
About the SlyeStrong #6 Foundation
SlyeStrong #6 has a purpose to bring alive the fight to find a cure for adult/childhood cancer. The foundation was established to honor the life of AJ Slye and his battle against Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Throughout AJ's battle, his family, friends, and the community became a constant source of support and strength to AJ and the entire Slye family. Through the work of the foundation, we give back to the community and continue to support those who are currently enduring hardship.
About the Notorious B.O.B.
Shoudt is on the Major League Eating Circuit and holds personal bests with 34.75 beef brisket barbecue sandwiches (10 minutes), 13.9 pounds of Skyline chili spaghetti (10 minutes) and 7.9 lbs Curley's french fries (10 minutes).
Bob shocked the esophoscenti by eating 85 Krystal hamburgers in eight minutes to beat a field of 11 other eaters and place second in the 2007 Krystal Square Off World Hamburger Eating Championship and secure a shocking one-burger victory. He has steadily improved in speed and in ranking. Shoudt also holds the two-minute record for Krystal hamburgers, downing 39 in that time.
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