On August 13th, 2023 the Island Park community will come together, to race to slurp down as many clams on the half shell as possible to benefit the organization Beyond the Badge NY. Peters Clam Bar, located in Island Park, is about to host its 9th annual Clam Eating Contest. Every year, Peters Clam Bar hosts this contest to raise funds for a charity. This year, the proceeds of the event will go to the organization, Beyond the Badge NY.
The Clam Eating Contest will have two challenges, one at 1:00 PM where firefighters and first responders will compete to slurp down as many clams as possible for this great cause. There will be a second round for the public at 2:30. During each challenge, there are 2 rounds, the first round is 2 minutes, and the second round is 1 minute. By the end of the day, someone will likely slurp down about 150 clams by themselves. Butch Yamali, Owner and Founder of the Dover Group has easily donated over 40,000 clams since the inception of the event. Do you have what it takes to enter the challenge? You can sign up here. If you don’t want to compete, join us for the festivities at Peters Clam Bar, located at 600 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY 11558.
“We have always wanted to help the first responders who have helped us. This restaurant was completely demolished after Sandy, the first responders have been there for us, we want to be there for them.”
About Beyond the Badge NY
Beyond the Badge NY is a not-for-profit organization that was created to raise suicide and mental health awareness, to address the growing mental health crisis the first responder community is currently facing. Beyond the Badge NY aims to reduce the growing epidemic of first responder suicides by breaking the stigma surrounding first responders coming forward for mental health treatment. The organization also provides support and resources for families whose first responders died by suicide.
Connect with the founders of the organization at the event, and don’t forget to pick up some Beyond the Badge NY Swag at the event. They’ll be selling challenge coins, tumblers, shirts, and other great swag benefiting this great cause. You can also order some of their swag here.
Join us for a great event with a great cause. If you’re not participating, bring your friends, family, and your appetite to cheer on these brave clam warriors. Don’t miss out on this shell-shocking extravaganza. See you at Peter’s Clam Bar on August 13th. Let’s show our support for Beyond the Badge NY and have a shucking good time!