WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Two Weeks Notice brewing company was the place to be Sunday night for the chicken wing eating contest that supported a good cause. West Springfield Firefighters and West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt were present to raise proceeds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, or MDA.
“It’s important for everybody to get out here get together and make sure that we are recognizing other places other organizations. It’s something we do all year long. It’s another event that we can give back. If you want to donate donate through us or the directly to the MDA. Really it’s about giving back at this time of year,” said Lieutenant Tony Spear West Springfield Fire Department.
Contest entries and the proceeds from the raffles helped the MDA, which is the number one health nonprofit in advancing research, care and advocacy for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related neuromuscular diseases.
“Mayor Reichelt is out here and a couple other contestant are here to eat some wings to see if we can raise some money for the MDA. The main goal is to have some fun raise come money for a good cause,” said Spear.
In the United states muscular dystrophy, affects approximately one in every 3,500 to 6,000 male births each year. 22News spoke to the winner of the contest about the importance of raising awareness.
“Oh it’s awesome I love being here I love being in this community. I just like raising money I enjoy supporting the community and my family. My family is the biggest part of my life.” said winner Norman Fortini West Springfield.
To learn more about the MDA, go to their website at mda.org.