Michael Fitzgerald, Deana Gray and Hayley Bateup are looking forward to the celebrity pizza eating challenge.
Michael Fitzgerald, Deana Gray and Hayley Bateup are looking forward to the celebrity pizza eating challenge.

Sports stars dine for flood relief

COAST residents have been invited to join the fun as a host of local sporting identities try to out eat each other in the name of flood relief.

Local businesses Deana Gray Conveyancing and Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar will host a celebrity pizza-eating contest at the Coolangatta restaurant next Wednesday night, to raise money for victims of the recent disaster.

Deana Gray said she and Crust franchisee Michael Fitzgerald were amazed at the support that had been shown for the event since it was announced on Wednesday.

“We are expecting at least 100 people so far and have received donations from the local business community that will be auctioned and raffled off,” she said.

Mr Fitzgerald encouraged businesses and or a group of friends to form a team and compete against the sports people.

“There will be a few different challenges on the night,” he said.

“We are hoping to have a lot of fun and to raise a lot of money. The five owners of the Crust franchise are flying in from Sydney and Melbourne to man the kitchen on the night and they are prepared to match whatever we raise dollar for dollar.”

Names like Sam Riley, Scott Prince, Steph Gilmore, Luke Parkinson and Hayley Bateup will form two teams of five – battle of the sexes style – to see who can down the most pizza.

Ironwoman Bateup said she was confident of her speed and technique.

“I might fold it up and do it that way but I will do some research on the internet beforehand,” she said.

“And I’m sure the girls I’m with will give the boys a run for their money.”

Tickets are $20 per head or $150 for a table of eight.

For more information phone (07) 55131 644 or email deana@deanagray.com.au.



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