One of the year's coolest fundraisers is going down at Heat Pizza Bar Thursday, May 25th--it's the United Way of West Alabama Young Leaders Society's Pizza Eating Contest!

The contest is going to be so much fun to watch--you get to see people try to eat pizza without using their hands; it's a race against the clock and against one another. Take a look at the official rules:

  • NO touching the pizza for any reason until after the first minute has expired. (This means to no folding it, tearing it, etc. before that time.)
  • Contestants may not use their hands to eat the pizza until they hear you yell Hands.
  • At that time, they can eat the pizza any way they like.
  • The first person to eat their whole pizza, crust and all – WINS.
  • To show you are done, you must raise your tray in the air.

These awesome West Alabama residents have agreed to participate in the annual contest. They're raising money for United Way partner agencies. If you see them out and about, make sure to give them high-fives!

Scott Powell for Alabama Head Injury Foundation
Matt Horton for The Arc of Tuscaloosa County
David Cooper for Arts 'n Autism
Matt Hood for Arts ‘n Autism
Thomas Powe for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Dale Boone for Boy Scouts, Black Warrior Council
Chris Graham for Boys & Girls Club
Jennifer Naves for Child Abuse Prevention Services
Josh Taylor for Caring Days
Ryan Stallings for Easter Seals
Ella Tolbert for Family Counseling Service
Robert Green for FOCUS on Senior Citizens
Anna Kay Springer for Girl Scouts
Brittany "Bree" Clark for Good Samaritan Clinic
Emily Bryant for Hospice of West Alabama
Hunt Standridge for Phoenix House
James Cochrane for West Alabama Red Cross
Garrett Powe for Salvation Army
Caitlin Tubbs for Temporary Emergency Services
Andre Fedd for Turning Point
Patricia Powe for Tuscaloosa's One Place
Will Patton for United Cerebral Palsy
Teddy Pace for West Alabama AIDS Outreach
Robbie Burdine for Sickle Cell Association
Blake Burden for YMCA Tuscaloosa